Pipeline Fire West Flood Area

Interior or Exterior Flood Damage

If you have experienced flooding on the interior and/or exterior of your home, please call 928-213-2102 to report the damage. While the City is not able to provide financial compensation for restoration or repairs, it is important to track damage costs so that the data can be reported to the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. All information collected is kept confidential.

Pipeline West Flood Risk Assessment Map

The Coconino County flood Control District has created a flood risk assessment map that is designed to show the areas that could be impacted by potential post-wildfire flooding on the west side of Flagstaff from the Pipeline Fire. It is important to note that this map is preliminary and is subject to revision.

The map models potential water flows after a rain event in which 2" of precipitation falls on the Pipeline burn area over a period of 45 minutes. Such a storm has a 25-Year recurrence interval probability. This does not mean that such a storm only occurs every 25 years. Instead, a 25-Year Event is one that statistically has a 4% probability of occurring in any given time. The Post-Fire Flood Risk Assessment Map has been prepared utilizing the best available data. However, unpredictable changes may occur in the flow patterns and channels as watershed conditions constantly change due to levels of saturation, debris, sediment impacts, and other factors. As such, it is very important to note that these changes could impact the modeling results used to prepare the Assessment Map.

A phone number has been established for residents to call and request a mitigation assessment, in which City staff will advise residents on the need for sandbags around their residence. If the flood hazard map shows impacts to your residence, consider calling to request a free and confidential mitigation assessment. The phone line (928-213-2102) will be answered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also call this number to request a damage assessment if you experience interior or exterior flooding on your property. Pipeline West Flood Risk Map Button Opens in new window

Self-Fill Sandbag Stations

The City of Flagstaff has established two self-filling sandbag stations for those impacted by the Pipeline Fire who live on the west side of Flagstaff. They are located in the following locations: 

Thorpe Park (parking lot between Frances Short Pond and the Softball Fields)
950 N Aztec St
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Schultz Creek Trailhead (commonly called the Schultz “Y”).
Schultz Pass Rd and E Mt Elden Lookout Rd

Additional Resources

West Pipeline Emergency Alerts

Flood Insurance

Preliminary flood hazard modeling of areas impacted by the Pipeline Fire indicates an increased risk of flooding for some neighborhoods within Flagstaff City limits. Specifically, residents whose homes are in the neighborhoods of Creighton Estates, Forest Hills, Cheshire, Coyote Springs, Anasazi Ridge, Coconino Estates, Ridge Crest, Rock Ridge Estates, Clark Homes, North End, Downtown Flagstaff, Flagstaff Townsite, or Southside and whose homes are located within a FEMA Zone A, AE, AH, or shaded X should immediately purchase or maintain flood insurance. Homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage and coverage must be purchased separately. Individuals interested in learning if they may be affected can view a map of Flagstaff neighborhoods or can visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center to view floodplain designations by address. More information can be found at the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program website

Flood Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

Pipeline West Post-Wildfire Flooding Updates

August 4, 2022 Community Meeting

June 28, 2022 City Council Update

Rain & Stream Gauges

The City operates a network of gauges that collect real-time rainfall and streamflow data throughout Flagstaff and the surrounding area. Citizens can also sign up to receive e-mail notifications on rainfall and stream flow data.

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News & Updates

Welcome to the City of Flagstaff’s Pipeline West flood area eNews. Please email info@pipelinewestflooding.com with any questions. These eNews will be released regularly to provide updates as information becomes available.

08/09/2022: Electronic Newsletter - Sandbag Placement & Updated Flood Risk Map

07/28/2022: Electronic Newsletter - Emergency Watershed Protection Grant

07/27/2022: Electronic Newsletter - State of Emergency Declaration

07/22/2022: Electronic Newsletter - Sandbag Update

07/15/2022: Electronic Newsletter - Emergency Mitigations

07/08/2022: Barriers at Louise Way

Recursos en Español

Bienvenido a las noticias electrónicas sobre el área de inundaciones de Pipeline West de la ciudad de Flagstaff. Envíe un correo electrónico a info@pipelinewestflooding.com si tiene alguna pregunta. Estas noticias electrónicas se publicarán regularmente para brindar actualizaciones a medida que la información esté disponible.

08/09/2022: Correo electrónico - Colocación de sacos de arena y mapa de riesgo de inundación actualizado

07/28/2022: Correo electrónico - Subsidio de emergencia para la protección de cuencas hidrográficas

07/27/2022: Correo electrónico - Declaración de Estado de Emergencia

07/22/2022: Actualización de saco de arena

07/15/2022: Correo electrónico - Mitagaciones de emergencia

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