Emergency Management

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Prepare for Monsoon Season

Blue and purple cloudy sky with lightning in background and cactus in foreground.

Not only is it Flood Awareness Week, it’s Monsoon Awareness Week.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS), the North American Monsoon:

  • Begins June 15th and ends September 30th.
  • Impacts AZ, NM, UT, CO, TX, CA, NV, and Mexico.
  • Is responsible for over 50% of annual rain falls in some areas.
  • Can cause damaging winds, torrential rainfall, frequent lightning, and dust storms.

Arizona’s monsoon season is fast approaching.  It’s that time when thunderstorms and dust storms make their daily appearance during the summer in the Valley.  These storms can bring with them damaging winds, dangerous lightning, and flash flooding throughout the area. 

Now is the time to prepare yourself and your family.

And don’t forget to keep your pets safe during the monsoons!

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