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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014 5 Threat of flash flooding prompts FLASH to offer safety tips for residents niture) on lower levels of the home and elevate if possible to keep them dry. 5. When using sandbags, fill one- half full, fold the top of sandbag down and rest bag on its folded top. 6. Limit sandbag placement to three layers, unless stacked up against a building or sandbags are placed in a pyramid. Tamp each sandbag into place, completing each layer prior to starting the next layer. 7. Clear a path between build- ings for debris flow, and lay a plas- tic sheet in between the building and the sand bags to control the flow and prevent water from seep- ing in. During the Flood 8. Avoid flooded areas or those with rapid water flow. Do not at- tempt to cross a flowing stream. It takes only six inches of fast flowing water to sweep you off your feet. 9. Don&apos;t allow children to play near high water, storm drains or ditches. Hidden dangers could lie beneath the water. 10. Turn Around, Don't Drown! Flooded roads could have signifi- cant damage hidden by floodwa- ters. Never drive through flood- waters or on flooded roads. Wa- ter only two feet deep can float most vehicles. 11. Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and Submitted by FEDERAL ALLI- ANCE FOR SAFE HOMES (FLASH)) Eighteen to 24 inches of moving water can wash an SUV off of the road. In fact, according to the National Weather Service, more than half of all flood-related deaths are people driving through flooded roads. With the risk of flash flooding in the area over the next few days, the non- profit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) reminds resi- dents to "Turn Around, Don't Drown/" and offers the follow- ing flood safety tips to protect your home and family. Before the Flood 1. Clear yard of any debris, plant material or items (garden d6cor, foliage, or garbage cans) that can block water flow and storm drains. 2. When time permits, secure and/or elevate outdoor appli- ances, AC units or storage tanks. 3. Place important papers (birth/ marriage certificates, passports, bank and insurance information) in a watertight container. Take photographs or videos to create an inventory of your personal possessions and keep the cam- era card handy in case of evacu- ation. 4. Identify and move electron- ics and other expensive items (computers, televisions, phone systems, area rugs, expensive fur- Mavs set to scrimmage Aug. 21 The LHS Maverick Football team will host Silver in a scrimmage on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Maverick Stadium at 7:00 PM. Morenci, AZ High School will be scrimmaging Hatch Valley High School at 5:00 PM followed by Lordsburg vs. Silver. A concession stand will be open. Courtesy submission washes, particularly when threat- ening conditions exist. 12. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to see flooded roads. 13. Stay alert as conditions can be ripe for mudslides especially when driving. Watch the road for collapsed pavement, mud, and other indications of a possible debris flow. 14. Be aware of any sudden in- crease or decrease in water flow and notice whether the water changes from clear to muddy. These changes may mean there is debris flow activity upstream so be prepared to move quickly. Lis- ten for sounds that indicate mov- ing debris, such as trees cracking. After the Flood 15. Take photographs of damage throughout the building and around .the property. Assess sta- bility of plaster and drywall. Bulg- ing or swelling ceilings indicate damage. Press upward on drywall ceilings. If nail heads appear, dry- wall will need to be re-nailed but can be saved. 16. Check foundation for any loose or missing blocks, bricks, stones or mortar. 17. Clean and disinfect heating, air conditioning and ventilation ducts before use to avoid spread of airborne germs and mold spores. Use fans and sunlight to dry out interior spaces. Remove all wet carpets, curtains and fab- rics. Allow to air dry completely. To learn more about how much flooding can cost you check out this cost of flooding tool pro- vided by FloodSmart. For infor- mation on floodproofing your home, FLASH or visit FEMA. About FLASH Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), a 501 (c)3 non- profit organization, is the country's leading consumer ad- vocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. FLASH collaborates with more than 120 innovative and diverse partners that share its vision of making America a more disasterresilient nation including: BASE Federal Emergency Man- agement Agency, Florida Divi- sion of Emergency Management, The Home Depot, International Code Council, Kohler Genera: tors, National Weather Service, Portland Cement Association, RenaissanceRe, Simpson Strong- Tie, State Farm TM, USAA and WeatherPredict Consulting Inc. In 2008, FLASH opened the inter- active weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more about FLASH and gain access to its free consumer resources by visiting www.flash.org or calling (877) 221- SAFE (7233). Also, get timely safety tips to ensure that you and your family are pro- tected from natural and manmade disasters by subscribing to the FLASH blog - Protect Your Home in a FLASH. I Historic Panoramic Photograph for sale Lordsburg 1916 I 49 ' x 8 " printed on foam core board--can be framed or displayed without a frame, Can be seen at the Hidalgo County Herald. $20 c, Edmund Saucedo at 575-542-9716 $20 We have all the tools to keep your Business ON TRACK & IN THE BLACK We offer Professional Services for all aspects of your small business! Including: Payroll Monthly, Quarterly & Annual Tax Preparation Financial Statements Bank Reconciliations BOOKKI00 :PIN I I l i 575-542-3125 212 E. Motel Drive * Suite A * Lordsburg Sherrick Sanborn (Willcox) 14-18 high point Photos by BRADI EVANS!Desert Lace Images HYRA Gymkhana #5 in the history books Courtesy submission The Hidalgo Youth Rodeo recently hosted gymkhana #5 in the series of 6, on July 31, 2014. A total of 82 contes- tants participated. The evening began with six riders in the lead-line class: Chloe Hernandez (Silver City), Tucker Klump (Bowie), Brooklyn Looney (Silver City), Maggie Motes (Silver City), Rowel Peterson (Hachita) & Brady Ybarra (Silver City). The dummy roping was run as a jackpot event. Danny Finch (Clifton) outroped the competition in the 0-5 age group and Whip Peterson (Hachita) won the 6- 9 age group in seven rounds. The race for the top spots and tro- phy saddles contin- ued in the four age groups. Leading the boys' race in the 0-5 age group was Danny Finch with a win in the barrels (21.692) and a total of 35 points. Carmen "C.J." Hernandez of Silver City led the 0-5 girls' race with wins in the poles (30.875) and goats (13.713) giving her 37 points overall. The high point boy in the 6-9 age group was Caden Hooper of Benson with 28 points. The leader in the 6-9 girls' Caden Hooper (Benson) 6-9 high point boy. I C.J. Hernandez (Silver City) 0-5 high point division was McKynna Motes of (23.069) & goats (19.116), and ended with 39 points, 1 less than perfect. Another 39 point con- testant was Quirt Peterson of Hachita. He clinched the cov- eted trophy saddle in the 10- 13 boys' division with wins in three of his four events: double mugging (53.4), heading (14.06) & heel- ing (9.75). Tierney Washburn of Animas, was high point 10-13 girl once again. She also won three of her four events: barrels (17.467), poles (21.819) & goats (12.514) to give her 38 points at the end of the night. Sherrick Sanborn of Willcox was the 14-18 high point boy with 27 points. He won the goat event in 11.589 seconds. The leader of the 14-18 girls' race was Madison Michaels of Willcox with a win in the poles (23.047) and 26 points overall. Many thanks to all our vol- Silver City. She won three of her unteers and sponsors! four events: flags (8.512), poles !! !ii !!i! il The Lordsburg Special Events Center is currently organizing an OL00LtYeALL. SilO/Person Must be 18 or Older < Sign Up at SiC Mondag-fridag 8-6 00eeam 00eette00. !