American Red Cross

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.

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross has deployed 3 local volunteers to assist with the fatal bus crash that occurred Thursday afternoon near Gallup, New Mexico. A team of Red Cross volunteers from the New Mexico Chapter and Phoenix Chapter arrived on the scene yesterday. They will join more than 20 Red Cross volunteers who are already deployed to New Mexico.

The Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross has been notified by the Mohave County Emergency Management Office that a monsoon storm last night disabled a transformer leaving 24,000+ people without power. Red Cross has opened a cooling station today at at Sudden Link Community Center, 2380 Suddenlink Way, Bullhead City, AZ 86429. Those affected by the storm can come to the cooling center for relief from the heat, water and snacks.

Coconino County has activated an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to coordinate emergency response operations due to heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding this afternoon in the Schultz Flood area.

County Public Works crews closed Brandis Way due to significant water over the roadway. Debris obstructed one of the culverts, diverting water and debris onto the road and rendering it impassable. Public Works has crews on scene and has begun assessment of the damage and clean-up will commence as soon as it’s safe to enter.

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