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SFD Lifts Fire Restrictions Today

sedona fire district headerSedona AZ (August 2, 2016) – The Sedona Fire District (SFD) lifted fire restrictions today that were in effect for all portions of the fire district.

Recent rains along with higher humidity, increased fuel moisture, and the forecast for continuing monsoon activity have lowered, but not eliminated, fire danger in the fire district. SFD encourages everyone to be responsible when working with or around fire.

It is a great time to develop and work on making your home and property Firewise. Here are some steps to protect your home from potential wildfire:

  • Reduce flammable vegetation, trees, and brush from around your home.
  • Remove dead trees and prune low-hanging branches.
  • Cut grass and weeds regularly.
  • Relocate wood piles and leftover building materials away from the structures.
  • Keep your roof and yard clean of pine needles, leaves, and debris.

For more information on how to protect your home and property or to schedule a free wildfire assessment, contact SFD Fire Marshal Gary Johnson at (928) 282-6800 or (928) 204-8907.

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  1. Flood Advisory Issued says:

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A

    * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…
    YAVAPAI COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA…

    * AT 11:18 AM MST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE IRON SPRINGS AREA THROUGH PRESCOTT AND SOUTHEASTWARD TO MAYER. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. RAINFALL RATES OF GREATER THAN 1.5 INCHES PER HOUR ARE OCCURRING.

    * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
    YAVAPAI CAMPGROUND…MAYER…WALKER…INDIAN HILL WEST PRESCOTT… GROOM CREEK SUBDIVISION…PRESCOTT…PRESCOTT VALLEY… PONDEROSA PARK…PRESCOTT GATEWAY MALL…POLAND JUNCTION… IRON SPRINGS…YAVAPAI COUNTY COURTHOUSE PRESCOTT… OAK KNOLL VILLAGE…UPPER WOLF CREEK GROUP CAMPGROUND… LOWER WOLF CREEK CAMPGROUND… WHITE SPAR CAMPGROUND AND LYNX LAKE DAM.

    THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES…GRANITE CREEK…TURKEY CREEK…BIG BUG CREEK…TONTO WASH…SKULL VALLEY WASH…AND MAY OTHER AREA STREAMS AND DRAINAGES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS… HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

    NEVER CROSS FLOODED ROADS, ONLY A FEW INCHES OF WATER CAN WASH AWAY VEHICLES OR TAKE YOU OFF YOUR FEET. TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN.

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