Emergency Preparedness

The city of Scottsdale’s Emergency Manager oversees the city’s preparation for disasters and emergencies and coordinates large-scale emergency responses.


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Prepare your home and be self-sufficient during monsoon storms and other emergencies

While the city of Scottsdale is prepared to respond to the full range of emergency situations, you, your family and your pets should be prepared to go without assistance for several days should a major storm or disaster strike.

Things to consider:

  • How will you communicate with your family during an emergency if phone systems don’t work or are overloaded?
  • Do you have a designated family meeting place if you are separated?
  • What will you do if you have to evacuate your home?

Here are some resources to help you prepare:

Get updates at ScottsdaleAZ.gov or via Twitter at @ScottsdalePDlinks to external site, @ScottsdaleFDlinks to external site and @ScottsdaleAZgovlinks to external site.


Seasonal storms can cause flooding in Scottsdale. During these storms, the city may make sand and sandbags available to help residents protect their property.

When available, sandbag information and pickup location will be posted on the City homepage.

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Office of Emergency Management 

Troy Lutrick - Emergency Manager

Accreditation Progress Report (pdf)

Jurisdictional Summary 2018-2019 (pdf)

Public input: Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Surveylinks to external site

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