PIMA COUNTY - In response to the partial breach of the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI) in Santa Cruz County, Pima County has conducted water quality sampling in the Santa Cruz River. The sampling is consistent with the results acquired by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in earlier tests.
The Goodwin Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment team has completed an evaluation of the effects of the fire on watershed conditions to determine the potential risk to human life and safety, property, and critical natural and cultural resources. They have also assessed whether appropriate and effective stabilization measures that can be implemented on national forest lands in a timely manner to reduce unacceptable risks from potential flooding and debris flow threats.
Heavy rains led to flooding within Lake Mead National Recreation Area July 25, causing multiple road closures. There were no reports of injuries.
“The safety of our visitors and employees is always the top priority,” said Lizette Richardson, park superintendent. “Our employees did an excellent job responding to the monsoon rains and flash flooding , ensuring park visitors and fellow staff members were safe and accounted for.”
The American Red Cross Evacuation Shelter at the Mayer High School in Mayer, AZ is closed effective immediately but remains on standby.
For people in the community who need help recovering from the flood, please visit the Individual Assistance Service Center located at the Mayer Recreation Center - 10001 S. Wicks Ave. Mayer, AZ 86333. Hours of operation will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
If immediate assistance is needed, please call the Red Cross at 1-800-842-7349.
Tonight the American Red Cross Northern Arizona Chapter has re-opened the shelter at the Mayer High School (17300 E. Mule Deer Drive, Mayer, AZ) to support those affected by evacuation orders in Spring Valley and Mayer.
The Red Cross would like to remind everyone to download the Red Cross Emergency app on their personal device. The Emergency app provides real-time and preparedness information, what to do during a flash flood.
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.
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511.
Mayer Water District is advising residents to BOIL their water Mayer is collecting water and will have it available for residents at the Mayer Rec Center 10001 South Wicks Ave. At noon they will have water truck available for resident to bring their own containers. Water bottles are also available at the Mission Church in Poland Junction at 6555 State Route 69.