Monsoon Season


With Hurricane Odile predicted to bring lots of moisture to the southwest this week, the City of Tempe encourages residents to be prepared for potential flooding. This page will be updated with tips and information. 

 The City of Tempe has sand and bags available at two locations: 

  • Tempe Field Operations, 55 S. Priest Drive (northeast corner of Priest Drive and Rio Salado Parkway) – south side of parking lot
  • Benedict Sports Complex, 490 W. Guadalupe Road (northwest corner of Guadalupe and Kyrene roads) – east side of parking lot

News Releases

Street Closures & Restrictions

Valley Metro Bus Routes & Detours

Flash Flood Safety

  • Flash floods are the #1 thunderstorm-related killer
  • Most flash flood deaths occur in vehicles
  • Moving water 1-2 feet deep will carry away most vehicles
  • Keep children away from creeks and washes when heavy rain is in the area
  • Be especially careful at night when water depth and road conditions are harder to see

Lightning Safety

  • No place outside is safe from lightning during a thunderstorm
  • Lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from a storm
  • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you
  • Move inside a strong building or an enclosed hardtop vehicle
  • Avoid contacting inside wiring and plumbing during a thunderstorm; this includes appliances and corded phones
  • Stay in shelter for 30 minutes after the last thunder
  • If someone is struck by lightning, call for help immediately