Storm Warning 2/20/2019

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Winter Storm Warning
Thursday & Friday
2-20-19

Update from National Weather Service

 

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 303 AM MST Wed Feb 20
303 AM MST Wed Feb 20 2019 …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM MST FRIDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches, with locally higher amounts on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, are expected. Lower amounts can be expected in the valley areas. * WHERE…Areas near Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Congress, Cottonwood, Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Jacob Lake, North Rim, Paulden, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Seligman and Valle. *
WHEN…8 PM today to 11 AM Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Look for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snow forecast from 8 PM Today to 11 AM Friday:
Camp Verde 4 to 6 inches
Chino Valley 10 to 16 inches
Congress 0 to 1 inches
Cottonwood 5 to 9 inches
Fredonia 4 to 8 inches
Grand Canyon 11 to 17 inches
Jacob Lake 9 to 15 inches
North Rim 18 to 24 inches
Paulden 10 to 16 inches
Prescott 15 to 21 inches
Prescott Valley 12 to 18 inches
Seligman 9 to 15 inches
Valle 9 to 15 inches
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Winter Weather Advisory & Activities 2/16/2019

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Winter Weather Advisory
2-16-19
Dear Neighbors
The Canyon Medical Clinic Grand Opening which was scheduled for outside today in Lake Montezuma has been postponed until next Saturday afternoon. However the Clinic is still open today for both appointments and walk-ins.  928-592-9424.
The Valentine’s Pot Luck at the Beaver Creek Adult Center will still start at 5 PM today.  It will be warm and cozy in the Center with lots of good food, raffles, and stories to share.
Meanwhile the weather forecast is getting worse.  We don’t know what has happened to our usual beautiful February, but we won’t have a whole lot of sun for almost a week.  Starting tomorrow, several days have a 10 to 70% chance of snow in the forecast and showers, too, from tonight through Wednesday.  Who knows about the snow locally, but it’s always best to be prepared by planning ahead.
tired of winter,
. . . . . . . the calendar crew
Saturday, 2/16-The Beaver Creek Adult Center Valentine’s Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Bring a dish and join the fun. Raffle for great prizes. Open to the community. Everyone is welcome to attend. 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square.
Saturday, 2/23-The Grand Opening Celebration of the Canyon Medical Clinic is from 11 AM to 3 PM. Please come enjoy hamburgers & hot dogs, chips, popcorn and waters. The Clinic is located at 4200 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square.

Winter Weather Advisory

 URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 427 AM MST Sat Feb 16 2019 AZZ037-162345- /O.CON.KFGZ.WW.Y.0006.190217T1800Z-190219T0600Z/
 Yavapai County Valleys and Basins- I ncluding the city of Camp Verde 427 AM MST Sat Feb 16 2019 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 11 PM MST MONDAY… * WHAT… Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 7 inches, are expected. * WHERE…Areas near Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Congress, Cottonwood and Paulden. * WHEN…11 AM Sunday to 11 PM Monday. *
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Look for reduced visibilities at times. Snow forecast from 11 AM Sunday to 11 PM Monday:
 Camp Verde 1 to 3 inches
 Chino Valley 4 to 6 inches
 Congress 0 to 1 inches
 Cottonwood 2 to 4 inches
 Paulden 3 to 5 inches
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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Request for Help on Rimrock Dr 2/15/2019

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Help Needed on Rimrock Dr
Report from
Fire Chief Terry Keller
2-15-19
Wet Beaver Creek flooded last night & several homes along Rimrock Drive were hit hard. The Fire Dept. must have details because they rescued folks. Right now volunteers are needed to shovel debris out of homes. We’d appreciate any volunteer who can show up with shovels or rakes at homes near Rimrock Dr. and Tagalong (heading out toward the direction of the girls’ school).
–Audrey
567-5018


There were actually 17 rescues, with noreported injuries..  The locations were all along the vicinity of Rimrock Drive that parallels Wet Beaver Creek down by Sedona Sky Academy.  A drive through of this area, plus Sycamore Lane and Beaver Vista all revealed extensive damage in Lake Montezuma.  At this point, I have no reports of any injuries or missing individuals, thank God!
In Camp Verde, it appears Beaver Creek (Wet and Dry by this point) may have gotten into the houses that are lower along Pecan Lane.  We were assessing the Verde Lakes area at this time.  Also, I looked in the Quarter horse area, as well as McCracken Lane and did not see any evidence that the river had risen enough to get into any homes in those areas,  We still need to look at Horseshoe Bend.  The Marshals Offcie can probably provide the best updates…
More when/if we get it.  Crews are tired for sure at this point.
Chief Terry Keller, CCF&MD
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Flood Watch Continues 2/14/2019

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Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 1216 PM MST Thu Feb 14 2019

Yavapai County Mountains-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Prescott, Seligman, Ash Fork, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona 1216 PM MST Thu Feb 14 2019 … FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON… The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Yavapai and Gila counties. This Flood Watch includes Oak Creek, Sycamore Creek, Granite Creek, Dry Beaver Creek, Wet Beaver Creek, West Clear Creek, Fossil Creek, Tonto Creek, East Verde Verde River, Verde River and Agua Fria River. * Through Friday afternoon * Periods of moderate to heavy rain will develop over Yavapai county early this morning and will move eastward through tonight. Some of the heaviest rain will fall over portions of northeastern Yavapai county and northern Gila county. In addition, snowpack in these areas will melt, adding to the potential for runoff. * Area creeks, streams, washes and rivers will begin to run high by this afternoon, peaking later tonight, or even Friday morning. Many larger waterways are forecast to reach or exceed flood levels. Larger waterways will continue to drain at or above flood levels well into Friday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flood Watch Means That Developing Conditions May Lead To Flooding Within The Watch area. People…especially those located along area creeks…rivers or other flood prone areas…should continue to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action should flood warnings be issued.
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Flash Flood Watch, Snow Likely Tuesday 2/4/2019

 

Flash Flood Watch 11 PM Mon
Thru Wednesday Afternoon
& Probable Snow Showers Tues
Evening & Wednesday
2-4-2019

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 225 PM MST Mon Feb 4 2019  Yavapai County Mountains-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Prescott, Seligman, Ash Fork, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona 225 PM MST Mon Feb 4 2019 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM MST THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON… The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of east central Arizona and west central Arizona, including the following areas, in east central Arizona, Northern Gila County. In west central Arizona, Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons, Yavapai County Mountains, and Yavapai County Valleys and Basins. * From 11 PM MST this evening through Wednesday afternoon * Another wet winter weather system will bring moisture to northern Arizona Tonight through Wednesday. While most of the precipitation will fall as snow over the higher elevations, heavy rainfall amounts over already saturated parts of Yavapai and northern Gila county could create localized flash flooding. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch Means That Developing Conditions May Lead To Flash Flooding Within The Watch area. People…especially those located along area creeks…rivers or other flash flood prone areas…should continue to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action should flash flood warnings be issued.

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Thank you to Firefighters 1/8/2019

From Sandy Dragman – Communication Coordinator for BCAC

During the first week of January, the Beaver Creek Adult Center suffered devastating flooding due to frozen and burst water pipes. The Center will be closed for a few weeks while the Board works with the insurance company on restorations. The BCAC Board would like to take this opportunity to thank the Firefighters from Station 82 of the Copper Canyon Fire District who went beyond their normal duties by digging a trench from the back door and pushing water out of the building. This action saved the building from even more damage and the Board feels truly blessed to have this type of support in our community.

 

 

Beaver Creek eNews 5/13/2018

Dear Neighbors
May continues to be a very busy month.  Special events include the Spring Concert,  Kindergarten Promotion and 8th Grade Graduation at Beaver Creek School.  A Donation Pancake Breakfast is next Saturday in the BC Adult Center and the following Saturday is the Fifth Annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show in McGuireville.
Our regularly scheduled meetings and activities are listed below with contact information.
The Yoga and Zumba classes at Emerald Waves Healing are new additions to the community calendar.  If you haven’t tried the bird walk at Montezuma Well, next Saturday will probably be your last chance until fall.

Beaver Creek School Superintendent Karin Ward was honored recently.  She was named

The Woman of the Year by the Prescott Area Leadership Inc.. This is an honor which recognizes all of the great work Mrs. Ward has done in Yavapai County to serve her community.  So well deserved!!
Jeannette Estes and Carlos Godina from YCSO again worked the annual May Dump the Drugs and did another outstanding service for the community.  So many pills were collected that the pill bag broke for the first time.  Pats on Back to everyone who contributed to the collection!
Remembering the Past and enjoying the Present,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events May 14 through May 26
 
Thursday, 5/17-The Annual Spring Concert begins at 7 PM at Beaver Creek School.
Saturday, 5/19-The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 AM to 11 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Pancakes, bacon or sausage, juice and coffee.  A $5 donation is suggested.  The proceeds will go toward the renovation of the BC Adult Center.  Please contact Judy Edwards at 928-274-6023 for more information.
 
Saturday, May 26-The Fifth Annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show runs from 9 AM to 3 PM in McGuireville.  McGuireville looks forward to MEMORIAL DAY every year. It’s a time of remembrance and celebration of all the wonderful things that makes this country great. There is no better way to celebrate than with displays of cast Iron engines and tractors that helped build our magnificent country. The flag ceremony begins at 1 PM and includes a special guest star.  (See article below)
Tuesday, 5/22-The Kindergarten Promotion at Beaver Creek School begins at 7 PM.
Wednesday, 5/23-The 8th Grade Graduation at Beaver Creek School begins at 7 PM.
   
Continues through 6/1-Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off at the Camp Verde Transfer
Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings.  No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage.  Slash must be removed from plastic bags.  Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260.  For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183. The other transfer stations are open different days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities May 14 – May 26
Monday, 5/14–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 AM  Grasshoppers Restaurant in Cornville .  This is the last meeting before taking a break for the summer.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 to confirm your attendance.
Monday, 5/14-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  Topics this meeting include repairs and improvements for Rollins Park and to our bulletin board at Rimrock Resale on Beaver Creek Rd.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
 
Tuesday, 5/15–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. Contact  Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
 
Tuesdays, All-The Creative Movement Classes meet in the BC Adult Center from 9 to 9:45 AM.  The Chair Yoga classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Please call Pamela Zahnzinger at 928-592-9114 for further information.
 
Tuesdays, All-Yoga class meets at Emerald Waves Healing at 5:30 PM at 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd.  More information is available at 603-321-7284.
Thursdays, All-Yoga class meets at Emerald Waves Healing at 10 AM and Zumba class starts at 5:30 PM.  The Yoga class also meets at 10 AM on Saturdays.  Please call 603-321-7284 for more information.  Http://Emeraldwaveshealing.com
Saturday, 5/19–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 5/19–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8 AM to 10 AM the first and third Saturdays through May 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 5/19–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Wednesday, 5/23-A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Thursday, 5/24–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during a 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station this month.  Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at  http://cc-fma.org/
 McGuireville Comes Alive with Number 5!
The 5th Annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show, Saturday, May 26.
Article & photos by Candace Hammond
 
             Antique tractors and engines along with rusty iron enthusiasts from across the state will converge on McGuireville to celebrate the 5 th  Annual McGuireville, Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show Saturday, May 26th, beginning at 9:00 a.m..  McGuireville will come alive with fun for the whole family including free tractor/hay rides along Dry Beaver Creek, antique & boutique shopping in the many stores and good things to eat.   The avid tractor and engine collectors of the Arizona Flywheelers will display running engines and tractors to show off.
            In honor of Memorial Day the men and women of the Cornville American Legion Post #135 will be conducting a flag raising ceremony at 1:00 p.m, with a special guest appearance by USO star and the Verde Valley’s own Terrie Frankel, one of the Doublemint twins.
            McGuireville is located on the east side of I-17 at Exit 293 so don’t miss your chance to visit with hometown folk for this small-town all-American celebration!  Dry Beaver Feeds is your pets favorite shop, Candy’s Creekside Cottage is in full bloom, Jims Trading post has an ever-changing inventory, 2nd Time around has expanded their inventory, and there is fresh spring selection at Gypsy Lane Boutique and Salon.  Nikki’s Grille will be turning out fantastic food specials.  Finally, there will be free Lemonade at Gypsy Lane after the Flag Ceremony.  The M bar Lazy B Chuckwagon will be showcasing cast iron cooking with a dutch oven peach cobbler cooking demonstration at Candy’s Creekside Cottage at 2.
This event is sponsored by the Arizona Flywheelers, The McGuireville Merchants Association and the Beaver Creek Kiwanis.
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District!
 
The play “Fractured Fairy Tales” was a success. Our kids did a great job, the audience wowed! Thank you to Pam Zahnzinger, the actors, and the parents who assisted.
The sixth grade class attended Camp Colton, a science camp in Flagstaff. They were exposed to a STEAM curriculum and outdoor education. Thank you to Mrs. Martinez and Mr. Clarke for attending camp along with our students.
Mrs. Cowan has been organizing and planning for our upcoming 8 th grade promotion.  Although we are sad to see our students leave us, we can’t wait to see the great things our students will do as they enter high school.
Mr. Franklin’s 8 th  grade class visited the Arizona Capitol and saw where legislation takes place.
Mrs. Guth’s class has been busy preparing for their end of year play. “Little Grunt and the Big Egg” will be performed next week in Mrs. Guth’s classroom.
Mrs. Winckler took her 21 st  Century students in 4 th , 5 th , and 6 th  grades to Xplorology, a SciTech EXPO for students to learn about STEAM concepts.
Mrs. Ward was honored as The Woman of the Year by the Prescott Area Leadership Inc.. This is an honor which recognizes all of the great work Mrs. Ward has done in Yavapai County to serve her community.
All the staff is working toward a successful end to the very busy school year.  Ordering for next year is  also enjoyable as we are forward thinking to the next school year! Teachers return July 30 th . Students return August 6 th . And the community Back to School BBQ is August 2 nd !
Registration is ongoing for next year in the front office. The District is   open from 8-4 Monday through Friday. Have a safe and fun summer!
Mrs. Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
928-567-4631
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Wind Advisory Monday 4/16/2018

Wind Advisory MONDAY 11 AM to 11 PM

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 206 PM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 AZZ005-010-018-037-038-160515- /O.EXT.KFGZ.WI.Y.0019.180416T1800Z-180417T0600Z/ Marble and Glen Canyons-Chinle Valley-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Page, Lees Ferry, Canyon De Chelly, Chinle, Kayenta, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona 206 PM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 ..

 

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM MST MONDAY… * TIMING…Southwest winds will develop Monday morning and strengthen through the afternoon hours. Winds are expected to decrease late Monday evening. * WINDS…Southwest 20 to 30 mph, with gusts from 40 to 50 mph. * IMPACTS…Cross winds could cause difficult travel on area roadways.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph, or gusts from 40 to 57 mph, are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Consider securing loose belongings on your property. Additional weather information is on the web at www.weather.gov/flagstaff .

 

 

Red Flag Warning  MONDAY

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 1023 AM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 AZZ104>118-137>140-161500- /O.CON.KFGZ.FW.W.0006.180416T1600Z-180417T0500Z/ Kaibab Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 104)- Marble and Glen Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 105)- Grand Canyon Country (Fire Weather Zone 106)- Coconino Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 107)- Yavapai County Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 108)- Northeast Plateau And Mesas Hwy 264 Northward (Fire Weather Zone 109)-Chinle Valley (Fire Weather Zone 110)- Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 111)- Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County (Fire Weather Zone 112)- Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County (Fire Weather Zone 113)- Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County (Fire Weather Zone 114)-Western Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 115)- Eastern Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 116)- White Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 117)- Northern Gila County (Fire Weather Zone 118)- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins (Fire Weather Zone 137)- Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 138)- Black Mesa Area (Fire Weather Zone 139)- Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264 (Fire Weather Zone 140)- 1023 AM MST Sun Apr 15 2018

 

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM MST MONDAY FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN ARIZONA… * AFFECTED AREA…Apache…Coconino…Northern Gila…Navajo… and Yavapai Counties. * WINDS…Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 7 percent. * 20 FOOT WIND…Southwest 20 to 30 MPH with gusts 40 to 50 MPH possible. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY..6 to 12 Percent. * IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Please notify field crews of this Red Flag Warning.

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Copper Canyon Fire & Medical having Busy Monsoon Season

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Busy During Monsoon Weather
6 Rollovers & a Residential Fire
The past two days were very busy for Copper Canyon Fire and Medical, which ran a total of 38 calls within 48 hours. Most notable calls were a residential fire where a patient was successfully rescued and the fire was contained to the room of origin . In addition 10 motor vehicle accidents; six of the accidents were rollovers. These were due to a storm cell that sat above I-17.  All patients received treatment and/ or transport to the nearest available medical facility. Copper Canyon Fire did not do this alone they receive support from Verde Valley Fire, Sedona Fire, ADOT and the Department of Public Safety. Please remember if you are driving in adverse conditions to drive with care and always wear your seatbelt.
Dale Dunns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
26 B. Salt Mine Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Excessive Heat Warning 6/15/2017

 

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING
As temperatures across the state of Arizona are expected to reach record levels this weekend Yavapai County Emergency Management and Yavapai County Community Health Services would like to remind residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion and other heat related injuries or medical complications.

In response to an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service,

The Salvation Army’s Verde Valley/Cottonwood staff will be activating a heat relief station at the Cottonwood Recreation Center where people in need can go for cooling and hydration June 17

th through June 21

st, 2017.
Cottonwood Recreation Center
150 S. 6th St.
Cottonwood, AZ -86326
Tel. (928) 639.3200
As needed the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical will have water available at the following fire stations:
Camp Verde Station at 494 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 and  Montezuma Rimrock Station 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ

318 AM MST Wed Jun 14 2017

Marble and Glen Canyons-Grand Canyon Country-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins- Including the cities of Page, Lees Ferry, Grand Canyon Village, Supai, North Rim, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde

,Cordes Junction and Bagdad.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 5000 FEET…
* AFFECTED AREA…Elevations below 5000 feet for the Grand Canyon, Marble and Glen Canyons, Yavapai County valleys and basins, and northern Gila County.
* TEMPERATURE…105 TO 115 degrees.
* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures will significantly increase the potential for heat related illness. Those without access to adequate air conditioning and hydration will be most at risk. More weather updates at: http://www.weather.gov/fgz/
Please remember NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. It is best to leave your pets at home if you cannot take them in with you. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit above outside temperatures within the first 10 minutes. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death. Children who are left unattended in parked cars are at greatest risk for heat stroke, and possibly death.
When traveling with children, remember to do the following:
o   Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open. To remind yourself that a child is in the car, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is buckled in, place the stuffed animal in the front with the driver.
o   When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep in the car.
Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
Additional information is attached as well as additional sites with great preparedness information listed below.
Arizona Department of Health Serviceshttp://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/heat-illness
National Weather Service http://www.weather.gov/rah/heat
Salvation Army in Phoenixhttp://www.salvationarmyphoenix.org
Marcie Slay
Yavapai County Emergency Management
PIO
Marcie.slay@yavapai.us
928-771-3321

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