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Yavapai County Tax Increase Notice

Sedona AZ (July 6, 2017) – In compliance with section 48-254, Arizona Revised Statutes, Yavapai County Flood Control District is notifying its property taxpayers of the Yavapai County Flood Control District’s intention to raise its secondary property taxes over last year’s level. The Yavapai County Flood Control District is proposing an increase in secondary property taxes of $1,000,000 or... 

Monsoon Awareness Week

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Sedona AZ (June 9, 2017) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed June 11 -17 Monsoon Awareness Week in Arizona in anticipation of the upcoming monsoon and summer severe weather hazards. The proclamation recognizes the diversity of severe weather, extreme heat and flooding that occurs in Arizona. “Arizonans enjoy the refreshing rains that accompany the monsoon,”... 

Yavapai County Monsoon Season Sandbag and Sand Locations

Sedona AZ (August 20, 2016) – Anywhere it rains, it could flood. Even if an area hasn’t experienced a flood in the past, does not mean it can’t happen in the future. Flood risk isn’t just based on history; it also can be based on rainfall, topography, flood-control measures, river-flow and changes due to new construction and development. Current sandbag and sand locations within Yavapai... 

With extreme weather, be prepared to wait out storms

2013 Arizona monsoon taken from iPhone atop Sedona Airport Mesa by Al Comello for SedonaEye.com Sedona AZ (August 8, 2016) – With thunderstorms occurring in southern Arizona and extreme weather possible elsewhere in the state, drivers should leave prepared and be ready to wait out heavy rain, high winds and blowing dust. The latest National Weather Service forecast calls for a strong chance of... 

Future South Mountain Freeway Right of Way Formalized

Sedona AZ (August 6, 2016) – With construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway scheduled to begin later this summer, several city of Phoenix roadways along the 22-mile corridor are now officially part of the state highway system. As of this week, the South Mountain Freeway right of way has the designation State Route 202, meaning roadways in that area are now controlled by the Arizona... 

New SR 89 bridge at Hell Canyon opens to traffic

New Hell Canyon Bridge on right depicts a wider, stronger structure which replaced the original 62-year-old SR 89 bridge on its left. Sedona AZ (June 27, 2016) – The new State Route 89 bridge at Hell Canyon is longer, wider and better able to accommodate commercial traffic between Prescott and Interstate 40 than the 62-year-old span it replaces. The Arizona Department of Transportation opened... 

Yavapai County Flood Control District

Sedona AZ (April 7, 2016) – Flood Control? Here in arid Arizona? Yes, it does rain enough in Arizona that flooding will happen with some regularity. Sometimes it occurs on a small, neighborhood scale following high intensity, summer thunderstorms. At other times, flooding occurs on a regional scale, spanning multiple counties, resulting from widespread rainfall brought by a winter storm front... 

Arizona Monsoons Bring Severe Storms

Yavapai County flooded yard in Prescott Valley area Sedona AZ (June 30, 2015) –  On June 29, 2015, Arizona had several severe storms move across regions of its Yavapai County. Prescott Valley reported 2.41 inches of rain in less than an hour with power outages with hail and shallow flood inundation across the area. The National Weather Service reported 72 mph winds in the town of Wickenburg.... 

Forest Fire Smoke Blankets Verde Valley

Sedona AZ (June 24, 2015) – The following is an update on the smoke visible in the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, and the Verde Valley. Links are provided for further information: Sedona Fire District June 24, 2015 Good Morning, This morning, we have all woken up to smoke in the area. The smoke is coming from the Horse Tank Fire, which has been burning near Hwy. 260 and Hwy. 87 close to Strawberry... 

Pull Aside Stay Alive During Monsoon Season

Arizona dust storm approaches Phoenix Sedona AZ (June 19, 2015) – Where will you be when the dust settles? That’s a question the Arizona Department of Transportation is asking motorists this year as another summer monsoon season begins. For the fourth consecutive year, ADOT is rolling out its “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” dust storm public awareness campaign in an ongoing effort to educate drivers... 
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