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The Tohono O'odham Nation Department of Public Safety has lifted the evacuation notice for Ali Chugk and Kohatk communities effective Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Members from Ali Chugk and Kohatk that are able to return have been transported back to their respective communities from the Emergency Shelter in Sells by Tohono O'odham Nation personnel and the American Red Cross. The Emergency Shelter continues to be active with community members from Kohatk.

Over the weekend, the Tohono O’odham Nation Office of Emergency Management completed 50 home damage assessments within Districts impacted by Tropical Storm Rosa, including Gu Vo (11 homes), Pisinemo (17), Sif Oidak (20), and Hickiwan (2). Preliminary infrastructure assessments were also conducted by the Nation’s Planning Department, Natural Resources Department, and Tohono O'odham Utility Authority for public buildings and tribal utility systems. Damage assessments will continue in the coming days, including road assessments and comprehensive cost estimates.

Over the weekend, the Tohono O’odham Nation Office of Emergency Management completed 50 home damage assessments within Districts impacted by Tropical Storm Rosa, including Gu Vo (11 homes), Pisinemo (17), Sif Oidak (20), and Hickiwan (2). Preliminary infrastructure assessments were also conducted by the Nation’s Planning Department, Natural Resources Department, and Tohono O'odham Utility Authority for public buildings and tribal utility systems. Damage assessments will continue in the coming days, including road assessments and comprehensive cost estimates.

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, shortly before 8:00 p.m., the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Department of Public Safety received reports of a wildfire southwest of the village of Pan Tak. The Nation’s Fire Management responded to the call. There were no structures damaged, no evacuations, and no injuries were reported.

The fire is currently 0% contained and fire personnel are working to contain the fire perimeter. More than 200
acres have burned so far. The cause of the wildfire is still under investigation.  No further information is available at this time.

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