Arizona Emergency Bulletin Feed
Health Watch issued for Thursday, September 21, 2017.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:31:15 +0000

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a PM-10 Health Watch for Maricopa County, effective Thursday, September 21, 2017. This health watch is due to pollution levels expected to approach the federal health standard.

This health watch includes the following restrictions:
Open burning and wood burning fireplace activity is restricted in Maricopa County. This includes individuals and businesses which have burn permits for open burning.

Please take action during the health watch by following the tips below:

Prescribed fires at Parashant National Monument, September - October 2017
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:53:16 +0000

National Park Service wildland firefighters are conducting prescribed fires starting as early as September 20th until as late as October 31, 2017. Specific dates cannot be provided as these prescribed fires are dependent on weather and other factors. Visitors to the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument may encounter National Park Service firefighters or see smoke columns. Visitors should anticipate possible temporary area closures, smoke, and firefighting equipment on roads such as fire engines, UTV’s, ATV’s, and helicopters.

Traffic backed up on I-17 southbound near Sunset Point due to brush fire
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:24:11 +0000

A brush fire burning in the median on Interstate 17 at milepost 249 is causing extensive southbound delays, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Traffic is backed up about 7 miles from Bumble Bee Road to Badger Springs Road. Motorists should consider taking an alternate route, including State Route 260 through Camp Verde to SR 87 through Payson.

Frye Fire had increased danger of flooding along Swift Trail
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:55:50 +0000

State Route 366 has reopened on Mount Graham in southeastern Arizona after a six-week closure due to the danger of flooding and debris flows after the Frye Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The road, also known as Swift Trail, connects with US 191 about 20 miles south of Safford. It had been closed at Ladybug Saddle near milepost 131, but as of Thursday, Sept. 14, it’s open again to Columbine at milepost 143.

Drivers should 'Pull Aside, Stay Alive' when encountering dust storms
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:42:42 +0000

With strong monsoon storms forecast in much of Arizona going into the weekend, be ready to pull aside and wait out extreme weather.

Please heed this advice: Get off the highways when facing a dust storm. In almost no time, blowing dust can drop visibility to zero, especially where small dust channels afford drivers little or no opportunity to avoid this hazard.

Other tips from the Arizona Department of Transportation:

How to help disaster survivors after a devastating event
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:05:52 +0000

The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. It is individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together that will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the impacts of a devastating event.

ADEQ Issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for Maricopa County for Thursday, Aug. 31
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:50:26 +0000

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing an ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Maricopa County, effective Thursday, August 31, 2017. This HPA is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.

Frye Fire Burned Area Response update August 29th
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:23:21 +0000

Location: Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest

Ozone Pollution High Advisory issued for Tuesday, August 29th
Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:15:24 +0000

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing an Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Maricopa County, effective Tuesday, August 29, 2017. This HPA is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.

Frye Fire BAER August 26th update
Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:39:44 +0000

Location: Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest

The Frye Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) work on Mt. Graham is continuing with progress in many areas.  Over the last week a crew from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management camped at Riggs Flat Campground and completed a seven-day work project. Their work included clearing road culverts along most of the burned area road system, clearing floatable debris from stream channels near critical road crossings, and removal of hazard trees. 


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