Dear Neighbors
There a possibility of several inches of rain falling in our area in a short amount of time.  That doesn’t happen often, but when it does there is always a chance of flash flooding and localized down pours near ridges and washes.  If you live below a ridge or in or near a wash, please consider using the sand and sand bags which are located in Rimrock on Beaver Creek Rd at the back of the Sedona Recycling area in front of the BC Baptist Church and in Lake Montezuma in the Sycamore Park parking lot.  Important information from Copper Canyon Fire & Medical follows and the National Weather Service advisory follows that.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CCFMA Is Prepared for Upcoming Storm
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical is preparing for a possible weather event with Hurricane Rosa.  Sad and bags will be delivered to both locations in Rimrock, and Lake Montezuma.  Please review the attached Email from   Emergency Manger Ron Sauntman.
This is only precautionary at this time and for the purpose of your situational awareness.
Please review the attachment following regarding the pending storm associated with Hurricane Rosa.
Dale Duns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
The initial concerns will be regarding the rainfall amounts that are predicted with the storm, 3-4″ are possible in conjunction with 20-40 mph sustained winds. It is non-specific on the associated time frame for this volume of water. At this time these figures are defined as the potential, they are not definitive. Our office will be coordinating with all of our response organizations, County departments, DEMA, and our VOAD partners in preparation for this possible scenario.
Potential impacts will include but are not limited to the following:
1.       Power failure
2.       Flooding
3.       Shallow inundation
4.       Wind damage
5.       Damage to Lifelines (power, transportation, utilities, communications, water systems)
Again, I would like to state that this is only precautionary at this time and for the purpose of your situational awareness.
Thank you for your attention and support.
Ron Sauntman
Emergency Manager
Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management

Flash Flood Watch: National Weather Service

October 1 11 AM thru October 3 5 AM
Flood Watch National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 306 AM MST Sun Sep 30 2018 AZZ004>008-015-016-018-037-038-302300- /O.CON.KFGZ.FF.A.0006.181001T1800Z-181003T1200Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/… Flagstaff, Williams, Munds Park, Heber, Happy Jack, Forest Lakes, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona
3:06 AM MST Sun Sep 30 2018 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT… The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northern Arizona, including the following areas, Yavapai County, northern Gila County, the western two thirds of Coconino County, and southern Navajo County. This includes Prescott, Flagstaff, Payson, Grand Canyon, Supai, Page, Sedona. * From Monday morning through late Tuesday night. * Abundant tropical moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Rosa will begin to affect northern Arizona this evening, with the heaviest rain expected from Monday through late Tuesday night. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are forecast, with locally higher amounts. Localized flash flooding of urban areas and small streams may occur during periods of heavy rain. In addition, larger streams and rivers could experience significant rises and possible flooding due to the widespread heavy rainfall.
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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