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

School Gym Could be Evacuee Processing Center for Palo Verde Event

Reception and Care Center sign posted outside the Reception and Care Center

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

ASL interpreter stands up in front of a crowd at a townhall meeting along with a real-time captionin

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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