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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!

Viewpoint Fire Update

Viewpoint Fire Update

Evacuations Update

8:30 P.M.
All evacuations have been lifted for residents located East of mile marker 8 on Perkinsville Road, in the area of Buddhist Temple.

5:59 P.M. update
All evacuations will be lifted at 6:30 pm for Poquito Valley. Residents only are permitted to return home. Please keep roadways clear for emergency vehicles in the area.

5/11/18 5:26 P.M.
One portion of the evacuations is being lifted. Evacuations have been lifted for Antelope Meadows. Residents are permitted to return home but the only access point is Antelope Meadows Drive. Please keep roadways clear for emergency vehicles in the area.

Viewpoint Fire Update

Viewpoint Fire Update

Evacuations

A mandatory evacuation has been issued for resident’s located Perkinsville Rd east of mile marker 8 in the area of the Buddist Temple. There is a significant danger to you, gather necessary items and go. Shelter has been set up at Yavapai College in Prescott
A mandatory evacuation has been issued for residents of Antelope Meadows and for residents located off of Poquito Valley north of Acre way. There is signifying danger to you, gather necessary items and go. Shelter has been set up at Yavapai College in Prescott.

Shelters

Shelter has been set up at Yavapai College building #2 located at 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Small Animal Shelter is located at Yavapai College building #4 room 421 and 423 at 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Large Animal Shelter is located at Coors Event Center at 10501 N Hwy 89A, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

Basic Information

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5791/ 
Current as of ‎5‎/‎11‎/‎2018‎ ‎1‎:‎02‎:‎12‎ ‎PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Unknown, Under Investigation
Date of Origin Friday May 11th, 2018 approx. 01:00 PM
Location 9 miles S. of Chino Valley
Incident Commander Cougan Carothers, CAFMA
Incident Description Wildfire
Coordinates 34.669 latitude, -112.44 longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel 150
Size 2,000 Acres
Fuels Involved dry grasses, brush


For additional information please watch the Yavapai County Emergency Management Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ycoem 
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Fire Ban in Yavapai County

Fire Ban in Yavapai County

In accordance with Yavapai County Ordinance No. 2012-1, Section V. Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Chairman, Rowle Simmons has signed an interim order to enact a fire ban within Yavapai County.

This determination is based upon the implementation of fire restrictions by the following jurisdictions: Prescott National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and local fire districts and fire departments which will be imposed on April 20, 2018, at 8:00 A.M.

The restrictions are due to little precipitation since the end of last summer’s monsoon season across Yavapai County, and the combination of windy conditions and warmer temperatures which are quickly drying out the tall vegetation. These conditions create the potential for a large fire event. The fire ban covers the unincorporated areas of the Yavapai County. Each fire department or fire district has the authority to apply fire restrictions for their respective jurisdiction. Please check with your local fire jurisdiction for more information.
The county ban prohibits all open fires and campfires. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are expressly prohibited. Other types of outdoor fires banned are those that produce open flames such as lamp oil in tiki lamps. The ban also prohibits the outdoor use of equipment that generates open flames or a spark. This restricts the use of welding equipment. Variances for businesses however, can be requested.

The determination includes the following Fire Ban Zones: All of Yavapai County to include the Central Zone, Southern Zone, Northern Zone, and Eastern Zone.

Know before you go - for current information on fire restrictions please visit: www.wildlandfire.AZ.gov  or www.firerestrictions.us  or by calling 1-877-864-6985.
RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions) REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR ALL OF NORTHERN ARIZONA...A potent dry cold front will move across the state today. This will bring strong winds, blowing dust, and critical fire weather conditions to northern Arizona. Winds will develop late this morning and increase throughout the day, peaking during the afternoon hours.

* AFFECTED AREA...All of northern and portions of central Arizona.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 14 percent.

* 20 FOOT WIND THURSDAY...South to Southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 65 mph.

* 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.
Prescribed Burn Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th on the Verde Ranger District

Prescribed Burn Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th on the Verde Ranger District

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Burro Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th; pending favorable weather conditions. Fire Managers plan on using hand ignitions to burn 2,938 acres located approximately 4 miles south and west of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T13N, R3E, S19).

Smoke will be visible in the immediate areas of the burn activity including HWY 169, County Road 168, I-17, portions of the General Crook Trail and the Community of Cherry. It is possible that there could be minor delays or stoppages of traffic as the burn progresses. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These burns will mimic natural fires by reducing hazardous fuels accumulations, and reintroduce fire into a fire dependent system; recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. Prescribed fires are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

All prescribed fire activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather forecasts, fuels moisture levels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).


The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
• Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
• Camp Verde Ranger District: (928) 567-4121
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