CLOVIS, Calif. (KFSN) --Clovis Unified maintenance operations filled sandbags ahead of a major rain event set to hit our area this week. More than 70 sandbags were distributed to each of Clovis Unified's five high schools on Wednesday to distribute to neighboring schools as needed throughout the week.
"This weather does certainly does provide us an opportunity to get a sense of, in real life, kind of experience this amount of water how do our campuses respond and where are our issue areas and were able to adjust and go from there," said Kelly Avants, Clovis Unified SD.
Avants said last week the rain caused several small flooding incidents at schools and neighborhoods near Clovis High and Oraze elementary schools.
"Had about more than 60 different sites and calls they responded to that involved either a flooded field that it got to the point where we needed to do some pumping or minor roof leaks, things like that."
In case the same issues happen again this week sandbags will be a big help to get students safely to where they need to go. Additional equipment has also been placed around the Clovis Unified School District.
"And so they are able to, if they get a call from one school site, they're able to grab those and head out and have them in place very quickly," said Avants.
With all the rain that means kids will be staying indoors most of the week. School officials are having to get creative providing activities for children during recess and after school programs.