9/9/14 – Did you know there is a number that everyone must call to find out about gas and other underground utility lines and where they are located before you dig? Arizona 811 – Blue Stake, Inc. is a non-profit service that helps everyone including homeowners as well as contractors to find out where pipelines are in order to safely complete their project! Even if you are ‘just digging a fence’ or other shallow digging project, make sure you or your contractor call 811 first. The process is simple, free and can be completed online or over the phone. For more information you can visit www.arizona811.com or call 811.
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9/5/14 – Today and Saturday expect scattered thunderstorms most numerous over the higher terrain. Light winds with near normal temperatures. Sunday through Monday widespread showers and thunderstorms most numerous from Sunday evening through Monday. Expect 1 to 4 inches of rainfall accumulation through this period with the greatest accumulations likely along and south of the Mogollon Rim.
Primary impacts include Flash Flooding with the heavier rainfall accumulations, minor flooding expected over many vulnerable locations due to widespread rainfall and recent burn areas will face an enhanced threat of Flash Flooding. If you are in a vulnerable area prone to flooding consider taking preparedness measures early. Some suggestions include obtaining sandbags to divert water away from structures, checking flashlights and batteries, and consider securing any loose objects that may cause damage or blow away. For more readiness tips on flooding or other disasters please visit www.ready.gov.
8/26/14 – A trough of low pressure combined with deep subtropical moisture is forecast to bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to northern Arizona today through late tonight. Heavy rain will be the greatest threat which could lead to areas of flooding. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the following areas: the Grand Canyon, Mogollon rim, and Whit eMountains also southward into Yavapai and Northern Gila Counties. The combination of strengthening winds and instability will bring the threat of strong thunderstorms that could potentially produce large hail and damaging winds.
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.