Posted: 10/17/2018 - 1:40 pm
Tomorrow at 10:18 a.m. (Thursday, October 18th) millions of Arizonans will be asked to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" in the state’s largest earthquake drill ever, The GREAT ARIZONA SHAKEOUT. The American Red Cross will be participating in the drill along with thousands of other organizations, agencies, and businesses across the nation.
Why is this drill important? Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down and objects around you. To respond quickly, you must know what to do.
The “ShakeOut” is a chance to learn and...
Posted: 10/17/2018 - 12:42 pm
The Tohono O'odham Nation Department of Public Safety has lifted the evacuation notice for Ali Chugk and Kohatk communities effective Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Members from Ali Chugk and Kohatk that are able to return have been transported back to their respective communities from the Emergency Shelter in Sells by Tohono O'odham Nation personnel and the American Red Cross. The Emergency Shelter continues to be active with community members from Kohatk.
To ensure the safety of Ali Chugk community the Tohono O'odham Nation is continuing to monitor all efforts for Meneger's Dam including inspections and ongoing pumping operations to reduce the water level in the lake. Currently there are...
Posted: 10/16/2018 - 4:48 pm
Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns Wednesday, and continue Thursday if needed, near Flagstaff, Mountainaire, west Sedona and southwest of Clints Well.
Smoke from piles near Mount Eldon Road is expected to disperse toward the west and may be visible to north Flagstaff residents and motorists using Interstate 17 near Mountainaire. Smoke form the piles in west Sedona and near U.S. Highway 260, southwest of Clints Well, are small and should be unnoticeable. Smoke may settle during evening hours and impact low lying areas near the burn sites.
The public and media can get notifications of prescribed burns or any other activity happening on the Coconino National Forest by...
Posted: 10/16/2018 - 7:41 am
Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials announced that two cases of influenza have been confirmed in Coconino County. These cases are the first reported in Coconino County for the 2018 – 2019 flu season. The individuals have recovered from the illness. The reported cases prompted Public Health officials to remind citizens to receive the flu vaccination (flu shot).
“Influenza can be a serious disease. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and then spread it to others. The first confirmed flu cases of the season are an important reminder for everyone to get vaccinated to protect themselves and to protect others,” said Marie Peoples, CCPHSD Chief...
Posted: 10/15/2018 - 4:12 pm
Five days after Hurricane Michael slammed into the southeast, thousands of people are living in severe conditions. The American Red Cross is with them, helping people in Florida, Georgia and Alabama as they struggle to get back on their feet. The Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso Region of the Red Cross has deployed 32 volunteers to help those affected by the devastating storm with another 75 people already serving in the Carolinas helping in the Hurricane Florence disaster recovery.
With boots on the ground, the Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso Red Cross volunteers are, in many cases, on the front lines volunteering their time working in shelters, providing mass care feeding, providing...