American Red Cross

The Fourth of July holiday is coming, a time when millions will enjoy the outdoors, watch fireworks or host a family picnic. The American Red Cross wants everyone to enjoy their holiday and offers safety steps they can follow.

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public firework show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.

If you are setting fireworks at home, follow these safety steps:

The American Red Cross Greater Phoenix Chapter has opened a Shelter at the Lee Kornegay School (Miami, AZ) to support those evacuated from the Woodbury Fire burning between Apache Junction and Roosevelt Lake. The decision to open the shelter was made by Emergency Managers that have been monitoring the fire situation.  The Shelter will be open 24 hours a day and will remain open to everyone affected as long as evacuations are in place.  

The Lee Kornegay Intermediate School is located at 4739 Ragus Rd., Miami, AZ 85539

The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner and many of us will take time off to enjoy a long weekend of summer fun. The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a great holiday and offers safety steps people can follow.

FIREWORKS

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public firework show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.

If you are setting fireworks off at home, follow these safety steps:

While summer brings the promise of HOT weather and trips to the pool, it also brings a variety of conditions that can include thunderstorms, heavy rain, severe weather and an increased risk of flooding. The American Red Cross wants everyone to know what steps they can take to stay safe if potentially dangerous weather is predicted in your community.

HEAVY RAIN & FLOOD SAFETY TIPS:

· Turnaround, don’t drown! If you must drive and you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and go another way.

At the request of emergency management, The American Red Cross has now opened a third shelter, at the Payson High School gymnasium, 301 South McClane, in Payson.

There are already 10 residents who are taking shelter there.

The shelter at the Kingman Community Center, 3345 Harrison Street in Kingman, is also open.

In addition, a shelter has been opened to serve the Strawberry/Pine communities at the Pine Community Center, 3886 North Highway 87, in Pine.

Red Cross shelters are open to anyone needing a safe place to stay.

The American Red Cross has opened new shelters to serve the Strawberry/Pine communities at the Pine Community Center, 3886 North Highway 87, in Pine, Arizona.

Red Cross has also opened one shelter in Kingman at the Kingman Community Center, 3345 Harrison Street in Kingman, Arizona.

There are currently no open shelters in Payson.  

We continue to assess the community's needs, as we also work closely with our emergency management partners.  

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