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Gilbert News Brief: Week of July 29th

Post Date:07/29/2019 7:00 AM

Gilbert NewsHello, Gilbert! Here are the top news and events for the week of July 29th:

  • Monsoon season is officially here and the Arizona Department of Transportation has some tips for residents who find themselves on the road when a summer storm hits. If visibility is low, pull off to the side of the road, put your car in park and turn off your lights. Never drive through a flooded wash – it’s not worth the risk to your car or your safety. And, when in doubt, wait it out. It’s always best to wait out a thunderstorm than to risk driving through it. For more tips, head toadot.gov/monsoon.

  • The Gilbert Water Tower will be lit purple starting Thursday, August 1st through Sunday, August 4th for Drowning Impact Awareness Month. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1-4 according to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. Practice the ABCs of Water Safety every time you’re around water – A is for adult supervision, B is for barriers like fences, locks and alarms and C is for classes including CPR and swimming lessons.

  • The Gilbert Police Department wants to remind residents of the importance of protecting their vehicles and the items inside. An open door is an open invitation for criminals so remember these two rules every time you exit your vehicle: always lock your doors and never leave your valuables. Report suspicious activity to the Gilbert Police Department by calling 9-1-1 or the non-emergency line at (480) 503-6500.

  • The Gilbert Town Council resumes session this week after a month-long break for summer. A Town Council special executive session takes place at 5:30 PM on Thursday, August 1st followed by a regular Town Council Regular Meeting at 6:30 PM.

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