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FLOOD ADVISORY

FLOOD ADVISORY

The storms just to the north and southeast of Chino Valley have come up in intensity a bit (12:20 pm). Could be some minor flooding issues.

1223 PM MST THU OCT 29 2015

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 215 PM MST FOR WEST CENTRAL YAVAPAI COUNTY...

AT 1220 PM MST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS...NOW ESPECIALLY NEAR CHINO VALLEY. THIS MAY CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...CHINO VALLEY AND WILLIAMSON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMP VERDE

STRONG THUNDERSTORM 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMP VERDE


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
735 AM MST TUE OCT 20 2015

AZZ008-016-018-037-201500-
EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-NORTHERN GILA COUNTY- 735 AM MST TUE OCT 20 2015

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN GILA...EASTERN YAVAPAI AND SOUTHERN COCONINO COUNTIES...

AT 734 AM MST...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMP VERDE...MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH.

WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH AND DIME SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM AS IT CROSS HIGHWAY 260.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LAKE MONTEZUMA...MONTEZUMA WELL...MONTEZUMA CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT AND CLEAR CREEK CAMPGROUNDS.

THIS INCLUDES STATE ROUTE 260 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 224 AND 240.

THIS STORM MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS...AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS...FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO NORTHERN ARIZONA THROUGH THE DAY AND NIGHTTIME HOURS. RAINFALL WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES WITH A
SLIGHT RISK FOR LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...A SECOND LOW WILL EXTEND THE WET PERIOD THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH GOOD CHANCES FOR RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH MONDAY.
Great Arizona ShakeOut -  October 15th at 10:15 a.m.

Great Arizona ShakeOut - October 15th at 10:15 a.m.

- Join Us Tomorrow -
Thursday October 15th at 10:15 a.m. for the Great Arizona ShakeOut.


Are you prepared? Practice where you work and live.
Within Yavapai County there are 4 normal faults that could produce moderate to severe quakes.
Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Forty-five states and territories in the United States are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes, and they are located in every region of the country.

Join Us - Thursday October 15th at 10:15 a.m. for the Great Arizona ShakeOut.
Register at: http://shakeout.org/arizona/
Additional information at:
https://ein.az.gov/emergency-information/emergency-bulletin/join-great-arizona-shakeout-1015-am-october-15-2015#

Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. The ShakeOut is our opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.

At 10:15am on October 15th, please DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON, practice where you work and live.
It’s Too Late, When Told To Evacuate!

Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Fire Information: 623-428-9367
Email: Brooklyn.Complex.Info@gmail.com
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5336/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BLMArizona
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BLMAZFire
Videos: https://vimeo.com/pio365

Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Location: 6 miles NE of Black Canyon City, AZ
Start Date: July 7, 2017
Brooklyn Fire: 32,778 Acres, 0% Contained (change in acreage due to mapping)
Bull Fire: 3,500 Acres, 0% Contained
Cedar Fire: 679 Acres, 0% Contained
Cause: Lightning
Resources Assigned: 107
Vegetation: Brush and Grass

The Brooklyn Fire, located six miles north/northeast of Black Canyon City is currently burning on the Tonto National Forest and Agua Fria National Monument. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are working with the Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team 2 to manage the fire along with the Bull Fire and Cedar Fire.

The lightning caused fires that started on July 7 were highly impacted by strong, gusty and erratic winds from passing thunderstorms. The strong winds caused incident aircraft to be temporarily grounded and pushed the fire south and east. The Bull and Cedar Fires are located southeast of the Brooklyn Fire in remote areas of the Tonto National Forest with difficult access. These two fires are not threatening any structures and are being patrolled by firefighters.

Thunderstorm build up and outflow winds are the main concerns for operations today. Firefighters are working to keep the Brooklyn Fire east of the Agua Fria River and south of highway 269 and north of Black Canyon City. They will also be evaluating values at risk in the area and assessing structure protection needs. Resources are available for response to any new starts in the area.

There are currently no evacuations or closures to Interstate 17. A closure order is in effect for Agua Fria National Monument as well as road closures at the junction of Forest Road 24 and 41, Bloody Basin Road east of Interstate 17, Table Mesa Road east of Interstate 17, and the junction of Forest Service Road 68 and 677.

Remember Drones are not allowed in the area of wildfires. If you fly we can’t.
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To view the video of the community meeting July 10, 2017 please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/YCOEM

Final Goodwin Fire Release July 10th

Final Goodwin Fire Release July 10th

JOINT NEWS RELEASE  

Prescott National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
AZ Department of Forestry and Fire: https://dffm.az.gov/
Bureau of Land Management: https://www.blm.gov/arizona

Goodwin Fire Information Line: (928) 925-1111
Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278
Facebook: www.facebook.comPrescottNF/
EOC Information Line: (928) 442-5103
Email: goodwinfireinfo@gmail.com

Goodwin Fire
July 10, 2017, 1800 pm

Location: Bradshaw RD of Prescott National Forest;14 miles south of Prescott, AZ (T12N R1W, S28)
Start date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Size: Approximately 28,516 acres
Percent Contained: 100%
Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and ponderosa pine stands in drainages.

Fire Summary: Transition from a Type 3 incident management team to a Type 4 Incident commander is scheduled to take place at 6 pm this evening. The Goodwin fire is now 100% contained however smokes may be seen for several weeks as brush well inside the interior of the fire perimeter may smolder but present no danger of escaping established containment lines. Firefighters will continue to patrol the fire perimeter for the next several days as added assurance for public safety. Increasing humidity and recent precipitation have assisted in the containment of the Goodwin fire but have added to the potential for post fire impacts from flooding. Increased water flows in the Big Bug Creek area and its tributaries along with Turkey Creek and its tributaries are anticipated bringing mud and debris flow along with ash.

Additional flood information is available from the Yavapai County Flood Control District (http://www.ycflood.com/).

Reminder: Closures still remain in effect for the area. For maps of the area closure that is still in effect on the Prescott National Forest visit: (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/).

The forecast for the foreseeable future calls for monsoon rains. Residents in these areas should monitor the National Weather Service (weather radio or Web sources http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/), and/or local news media outlets for flash flood warnings due to increased risk of flooding in streams and washed below the Goodwin Fire burn area.  


Debbie Maneely
Public Affairs/FOIA
Forest Service
Prescott National Forest
2971 Willow Creek Road, BLDG 4
Prescott, AZ 86301
www.fs.fed.us 

Goodwin Fire July 5th, 9:00 A.M.

Goodwin Fire July 5th, 9:00 A.M.

070517-AM-Goodwinfire-Type3-Update.pdf
Prescott National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
AZ Department of Forestry and Fire: https://dffm.az.gov/
Bureau of Land Management: https://www.blm.gov/arizona                                                                
Email: goodwinfireinfo@gmail.com
Goodwin Fire Information Line: (928) 925-1111,
Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278
Goodwin Fire Media Information Line: (928) 632-5055,
Facebook: www.facebook.comPrescottNF/

Community Meeting: Yavapai County is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM, at the Mayer High School 17300 East Mule Deer Mayer, AZ 86333 to discuss “After the Fire Flooding Potential”.

Location: Bradshaw Ranger District of Prescott National Forest; 14 miles south of Prescott, AZ (T12N R1W, S28)
Start date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Size: Approximately 28,516 acres
Percent Contained: 91%
Cause: Under Investigation
Resources Assigned: Approximately 180 personnel
Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and ponderosa pine stands in drainages.


Evacuation Information Update

Evacuation Information Update

The Sheriff met with Fire Incident Commanders today and learned that ‘back burning’ operations are ongoing in an effort to assure a margin of protection from fire for the Walker and Potato Patch areas. As a result, it is not expected those evacuations will be lifted today, but potentially tomorrow. Again, fire behavior will dictate the final decision but crews are doing an amazing job in this endeavor.

All cooperators involved in the Goodwin Fire truly appreciate the community cooperation and support, and understand the desire of residents to get back in their homes. Please remember this fire-fighting strategy is critical to continued success and the goal of full containment.

Please visit the Yavapai County Sheriff's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff/.

Donations and the Red Cross

Donations and the Red Cross

The Animal Disaster Services (ADS) would like to say thank you to everyone who donated food and other items to the large animal shelter at the old rodeo grounds, or Coors building in Prescott Valley. As residents of the evacuated area return home, the number of large animals at the shelter has decreased and their needs have been met. ADS would like to say how grateful they are for the donations and ask that any further donations be held back at this time.

The Red Cross will be providing snacks and cleaning supplies from the Red Cross van, which will be located near the Circle K in Mayer for the next several days to those returning home from evacuation.

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