Emergency Bulletins

  • Posted: 8/31/2017 - 4:05 pm

    The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. It is individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together that will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the impacts of a devastating event.

    Most recently states along the Gulf Coast and the Southeastern portions of the United States have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the desire to help has grown daily. Below are some important guidelines to ensure your support can be the most helpful for disaster survivors after any devastating event.

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  • Posted: 8/30/2017 - 10:47 am

    The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing an ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Maricopa County, effective Thursday, August 31, 2017. This HPA is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.

    People most affected by ozone include children, senior citizens, people who work or exercise outdoors and people with pre-existing respiratory disease. Ozone can irritate the respiratory system, aggravate asthma and reduce the immune system’s ability to fight off respiratory infections. Ozone-related health problems include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea, and throat and lung irritation.

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  • Posted: 8/29/2017 - 12:23 pm

    Location: Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest

    The Frye Fire Burned Area Response (BAER) process has recommended that 300 acres of unburned Douglas-fir forest be treated to reduce the impact of Douglas-fir bark beetles which can severely damage or kill surviving trees.  This vegetative type is the primary habitat of the endangered Mount Graham Red Squirrel (MGRS).  During the Nuttall Fire in 2004 867 acres of MGRS habitat were destroyed.  The Frye Fire destroyed an additional 463 acres leaving only 590 acres of critical habitat for the squirrel.

    There is a high probability for a post-fire response by bark beetles, especially the Douglas...

  • Posted: 8/28/2017 - 11:15 am

    The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing an Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Maricopa County, effective Tuesday, August 29, 2017. This HPA is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.

    People most affected by ozone include children, senior citizens, people who work or exercise outdoors and people with pre-existing respiratory disease. Ozone can irritate the respiratory system, aggravate asthma and reduce the immune system’s ability to fight off respiratory infections. Ozone-related health problems include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea, and throat and lung irritation.

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  • Posted: 8/26/2017 - 12:39 pm

    Location: Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest

    The Frye Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) work on Mt. Graham is continuing with progress in many areas.  Over the last week a crew from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management camped at Riggs Flat Campground and completed a seven-day work project. Their work included clearing road culverts along most of the burned area road system, clearing floatable debris from stream channels near critical road crossings, and removal of hazard trees. 

    The crew also dug post holes for three gates that were placed in Treasure Park, and Snow Flat campgrounds.  Several of the post holes were in solid...

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