Flash Flood Warning for Navajo County in north central Arizona…

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
344 PM MST SUN OCT 21 2018

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a* Flash Flood Warning for…
Navajo County in north central Arizona…

* Until 645 PM MST/745 PM MDT/

* At 343 PM MST/443 PM MDT/, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of
rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin
shortly.

This includes the following streams and drainages…Cottonwood Wash…Fern Feather Wash…Coyote Wash and Little Colorado River.

This includes the following highways…
State Route 87 between mile markers 350 and 359.
North Park Drive north of Winslow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

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Shake Out 2018

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Badger Knoll, Crosby Acres Pile Burning

Springerville, AZ, October 16, 2018 — The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests plan to conduct prescribed fire operations on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The pile burning area is 41 acres located adjacent to Forest Road 87 west of Greer. Depending on weather conditions, this burn will last over multiple days.

Burning piles in this area will provide protection to nearby private property from the effects of future high severity fires. The burn may be canceled by fire managers if conditions become unfavorable.

Ignitions will occur throughout the morning to minimize the adverse effects of smoke on the local communities. Smoke may be visible from Greer, Round Valley, Arizona State Highway 260, and along Forest Road 87. Motorists are advised to drive safely when approaching areas where prescribed fire activities may limit visibility and hinder fire personnel operations.

All prescribed burns are approved through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) before ignition begins. The ADEQ monitors air quality and determines whether or not it will be a good day for smoke dispersion. Although smoke from prescribed fire can still be noticeable, it is usually for a shorter time and considerably less smoke than wildfires produce. If you are sensitive to smoke or have respiratory problems, stay indoors if possible.

Questions or concerns contact the Springerville Ranger District at 928-333-6200 or visit the ASNFs website at: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf

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