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Governor Proclaims Monsoon Awareness Week

Merrill Roberts’ Monsoon in Sedona Sedona AZ (June 10, 2018) – Governor Doug Ducey proclaimed June 10-15 Monsoon Awareness Week. The proclamation recognizes the importance of being informed about Arizona’s severe weather and flooding. “Monsoon Awareness Week provides valuable education and information for Arizona residents to use to get prepared,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “I encourage... 

Pull Aside, Stay Alive Monsoon Weather Dangers

Sedona AZ (June 13, 2017) – Coming soon: Spectacular sunsets and brief heat relief from monsoon moisture. Also coming soon: Low- or no-visibility on roadways caused by dust storms. Monsoon season is returning to Arizona and during Monsoon Awareness Week, June 12-16, the Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding drivers how to stay safe on roadways when dust storms arrive. Arizona dust... 

ADOT Honored After 2015 House Rock Flash Flood

Vermilion Cliffs 2015 monsoon caused mud and rock slides across US 89A resulted in a massive ADOT road construction project completed in 53 days. Sedona AZ (August 4, 2016) – After a spectacularly strong monsoon dumped 1.5 inches of rain on northern Arizona’s Vermilion Cliffs in just fifteen minutes, it was no surprise that mud and rocks covered US 89A. But when Arizona Department of Transportation... 

Dust Wind and Possible Snow in Forecast

Arizona dust storm Sedona AZ (April 16, 2016) – With the weekend forecast calling for gusty winds along with the possibility of snow in higher elevations, motorists should be on alert for adverse weather including blowing dust and limited visibility, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Even though monsoon season hasn’t started, blowing dust is possible throughout the year.... 

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... 

Monsoon Flood and Sand Bag Information

Merrill Roberts’ Monsoon in Sedona Sedona AZ (July 9, 2015) – Monsoons can linger over any area dropping intense amounts of water in a short period of time. Your home or business could be at risk for flooding. Anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if an area has yet to experience a flood, it can happen now or in the future. Flood risk isn’t just based on history – it is also based... 

Preventing Mold and Mildew

Merrill Roberts’ Monsoon in Sedona Sedona AZ (June 14, 2015) – Not all of the damage from flooding takes place while your home or business is under water. Long after the flood waters have receded, mold and mildew can present serious and ongoing health issues. Monsoon rains can bring severe rain storms and flooding. Property owners and residents should take steps to protect the health... 

NOAA Weather Warning

NORTHERN ARIZONA AREAS §  Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.. South southwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. §  Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South southwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high... 

Arizona Man Hit by Lightning

Monsoon clouds often bring lightning and thunder with rain Sedona AZ (August 17, 2014) – On Saturday, August 10, 2014, at about 4:00 in the afternoon, a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office deputy assigned to the Forest Lakes Community and the Forest Lakes Fire Department was dispatched to the Spillway Campground at Woods Canyon Lake after receiving a call that an adult male had been struck by... 

Sedona Fire District Implements Fire Restrictions

Sedona Fire District cancels all issued spring burn permits SEDONA AZ (May 21, 2013) – As fire danger increases, fire restrictions become effective throughout the Sedona Fire District, Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 8:00 o’clock in the morning. Restrictions include all open fires and campfires. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are expressly prohibited. Other types of outdoor fires banned... 
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