NAVAJO COUNTY FLOOD UPDATE AFFECTING MILLET SWALE EVACUATION: Our County engineers inform us that we can lift the GO orders for those in the area of the levee failure at Millet Swale near Taylor, AZ. Homeowners can return to their property. Please continue to follow this page for updates.
NAVAJO COUNTY FLOODING AND ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE
Snowflake/Taylor Area Report:
As of Sunday July 25, 6:30 PM.
Millet Swale Levee Breached, floodwaters dispersing into surrounding lands. All current evacuations still in place.
National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning in effect for the Snowflake/Taylor area until 11:15 PM, MDT. This is a dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order. View forecasts for your area on weather.gov/fgz
Most affected flood areas:
Taylor, Millet Swale
Pinedale (previous flooding)
White Mountain Lakes (previous flooding)
Silver Creek Drive between Daggs Street and Summer Place
Silver Creek Blvd. @ Silver Creek
Farnsworth Crossing in Pinedale is closed but Mortenson is open.
Low water crossings at Cattle Ln and Willow Ln
REMOVAL OF OR INTERFERENCE WITH ROAD CLOSURE SIGNAGE IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE (ARS 28-649A) Do not remove road signs.
There are sandbags staged throughout the region should you need them to protect your property. Please bring your own shovel and be prepared to fill the sandbags at the majority of the locations. The sandbag supplies are located at:
The Navajo County Mogollon Complex in Heber – 2188 Country Club Drive
Behind the Heber-Overgaard Fire Station – 2061 Lumber Valley Road
1281 E. Thornton in Show Low near the former Pet Allies location
Round Valley Road Yard -Junction of HWY 191 and US-180
St Johns Road Yard -CR 6007
Vernon Fire District -25 ACR 3142, Vernon, AZ 85940
Pinetop area at Mountain Meadow Recreation Park, 1001 S. Woodland Road.
White Mountain Lakes Community Center, 1785 Edmonds Circle.
For White Mountain Apache Tribal members please call 928-338-1504 or 928-338-1505 to request sandbag delivery.
Taylor Road Yard, 1121 W. Pinedale Rr. -currently out of sandbags
Our Public Works crew is working in partnership with Navajo County Sheriff’s Office to clear debris on roads, control traffic, remove silt and blade washed out gravel roads and driveways.
Evacuation Shelter Information.
A human shelter is currently operating out of the wrestling room in Holbrook High School: 455 N. 8th Ave, Holbrook, AZ 86025
A livestock shelter is currently being set up at the Navajo County Fairgrounds in Holbrook, AZ: 404 E Hopi Dr, Holbrook, AZ 86025
At this time, we are unable to accept smaller animals due to limited resources but will reevaluate in the near future.
Though we haven’t had widespread reports of power outages, remember to stock up on supplies in case of an outage and, if possible, report the outage to your local provider. APS outages can be reported online at APS.com/outagecenter
Interested in rainfall amounts by location? Our Public Works Department has you covered! Visit their Flood Control webpage and view an interactive map at: https://www.navajocountyaz.gov/…/Navajo-County-ALERT…
For your safety, never cross a roadway that has water flowing over it and stay away from areas that have the potential for flooding during heavy rains.
Continue to follow our local National Weather Service for updated official forecast information.
NAVAJO COUNTY FLOOD ALERT: There is a current flood warning with imminent flooding for all areas adjacent to Silver Creek in Shumway, Taylor, and Snowflake areas.
GO NOTICE: All residents in the Silver Creek Drainage Basin from Shumway to Taylor and Snowflake are being asked to evacuate. Move to higher ground. The time frame for this evacuation notice is unknown but approximated to be been 1-4 hours.
Please follow the Navajo County Emergency Management and Preparedness Facebook Page for additional information.