Posted on: June 12, 2017

Prepare for Monsoon Season

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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 Sept...
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Emergency Management
Posted on: May 31, 2017

School Gym Could be Evacuee Processing Center for Palo Verde Event

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West Valley - On Thursday, June 1st, emergency responders from state, local and volunteer agencies will use Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, Arizona to exercise evacuee Reception and Care Center (RCC) operations in preparation for potential emergencie...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Sawmill Fire Townhall uses ASL Interpreters

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Recent Town Hall meetings for the Sawmill Fire in Soniota, AZ incorporated American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and real-time captioning (CART) to increase emergency messaging to the deaf and hard of hearing community. The Emergency Response Interpre...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Spanish Website SomosSaludPublica.org

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PHOENIX (Aug. 16, 2017) – In order to ensure Spanish-speaking residents are kept up to date on emergent public health issues and programming, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is proud to launch its first Spanish website, www.SomosSaludP...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Maricopa County Reports its First West Nile Death of Season, Community Urged to ‘Fight the Bite’

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PHOENIX (July 21, 2017) – The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reminding the community to prevent mosquito bites with 19 human cases of West Nile virus infection reported this season, including one death. The individual who died wa...

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Public Health