Posted: 7/21/2017 - 7:51 pm
The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs in coordination with Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management has opened an Individual Assistance Service Center for local residents who have been impacted by the floods over the past week.
The center is located at the Mayer Rec Center 10001 S. Wicks Ave, Mayer AZ 86333 Hours of operation will be Saturday July 22nd, 2017 through Monday July 24th, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. each day.
Some of the organizations and agencies on site will be:
Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Yavapai County Emergency Management Yavapai County Health and Community Services Salvation Army Red...
Posted: 7/21/2017 - 5:11 pm
For public safety, the majority of the Frye Fire area on Mt. Graham remains closed.
The Frye Fire burned 48,443 acres in the Pinaleño Mountains during the months of June and July of this year. As protective vegetation was consumed, the landscape became more vulnerable to flooding. Plant canopies, branches and ground litter protect soil surfaces from the impacts of rain, and root systems hold soil in place. When vegetative cover is lost, exposed surfaces become more prone to soil movement and flooding. Additionally, following wildfire, floodwaters can pick up debris including loose soil, rocks, logs and trees, creating torrents and debris flows which can occur without warning.
Posted: 7/21/2017 - 5:05 pm
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reminding the community to prevent mosquito bites with 19 human cases of West Nile virus infection reported this season, including one death. The individual who died was an older adult who also suffered from additional health issues. Sadly, older adults are most at risk for serious complications of West Nile virus.
“These tragic deaths serve as an important reminder to all of us to do our part in protecting ourselves, our families, and our neighborhoods from mosquito-borne diseases,” said Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director of the Disease Control...
Posted: 7/21/2017 - 4:47 am
PHOENIX – State Route 377 has reopened in both directions between State Route 277 east of Heber-Overgaard and State Route 77 in Holbrook, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The road closed late Thursday night because of flooding.
Posted: 7/21/2017 - 12:02 am
PHOENIX – State Route 377 is closed in both directions between State Route 277 east of Heber-Overgaard and State Route 77 in Holbrook, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure is due to flooding.
Motorists can detour around the closure by taking State Route 77 southbound in Holbrook to US 60 westbound in Show Low to State Route 260. Those wishing to detour around the closure from eastbound SR 260 should follow the same detour in the reverse order.
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov,...