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Understanding Emergency Management During Fire Season

As summer heats up in Coconino County, our residents and visitors alike are reminded that living and recreating amongst such unspoiled wilderness comes with risk and responsibility. Recent wildfires throughout the state illustrate the extreme risk of irresponsible fire behavior and the responsibility we all have to ensure our community stays safe from the natural […]

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Bond Sale Providing City Best Interest Rate

The City of Flagstaff sold $15.86 million in general obligation bonds today to fund voter approved projects including the final fire station, the emergency communication radio system, and a portion of the street/utility projects. In light of the excellent credit ratings from Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s (AA and Aa2, respectively), the City was able […]

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Weather Radios Urged for Schultz Flood Residents

As recent rain events have shown, a little rain can go a long way in Timberline and other Coconino County neighborhoods affected last year by the Schultz Flood. That’s why the County is offering a free NOAA weather alert radio to residents in areas prone to flooding. The NOAA weather alert radio emits an alert signal […]

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Officials Addressing State’s Post-Fire Flooding Threats

Those familiar with the emergency lifecycle know that a wildfire response does not end with 100 percent containment. The only thing that changes is the mission. The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) yesterday convened tribal, federal and state agencies to discuss potential post-fire flooding threats in communities impacted by the Wallow, Horseshoe Two and […]

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Wallow Firefighting Progress and Flood Preparation

Firefighting officials say the Wallow Fire in Eastern Arizona is 18% contained this afternoon, after consuming 469,407 acres. 36 structures have been lost, with 2,714 threatened. As crews work to prevent spread of the fire into New Mexico, 4,734 personnel remain fighting the fire. Some roads remain closed, but the Arizona Department of Transportation has […]

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President Obama Issues Disaster Declaration For N. AZ

 Today President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Arizona.  The declaration triggers the release of federal funds to help the Timberline, Fernwood and Doney Park communities recover from the severe storms and flooding that occurred between July 20 and August 7 of this year.     “This Presidential declaration will provide the […]

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