Gilbert's Emergency Management program is responsible to reduce our vulnerabilities to hazards and build an efficient capacity to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from large scale emergencies and disasters; for the purpose of saving lives and preventing property damage. We utilize a whole community approach and seek to promote a safer less vulnerable community.
- High water in San Pedro River closes SR 92 south of Sierra Vista09/18/2014 11:44 AM
High water levels and debris in the San Pedro River have prompted a closure of State Route 92 just south of Sierra Vista, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The 11-mile closure begins about five miles south of Sierra Vista and continues on the highway toward Bisbee, from mileposts 329-340. Drivers can still go between Sierra Vista and Bisbee by using state routes 90s and 80.
- Sandbags Available at all City of Maricopa Fire Stations09/17/2014 2:39 PM
Sand bags are now available for distribution at the following City of Maricopa Fire Stations::
Fire Station 571 (Homestead)
20945 North Porter Road
Maricopa AZ, 85138
Fire Station 572 (Tortosa)
36930 W. Bowlin Road
Maricopa, AZ 85138
Fire Station 574 (Alterra)
44925 West Alterra Parkway
Maricopa, AZ 85139
Fire Station 575 (Acacia Crossings/Heritage District)
45695 W. Edison Road
Maricopa, AZ 85139
- Maricopa County Compiles List of Sand, Sandbag Locations09/17/2014 12:21 PM
In anticipation of heavy rainfall due to Hurricane Odile, the Flood Control District (FCD) of Maricopa County urges valley residents to prepare for possible flooding.
- Pinal County Braces for More Rain; Sandbags Available for Residents09/16/2014 2:39 PM
As Hurricane Odile makes its way northeast after striking the Baja Peninsula, Pinal County Public Works, along with the Emergency Management Department, are preparing for what the potential tropical storm might bring.
- ADOT to Ensure Roadway Safety as Storm Moves into State09/16/2014 2:17 PM
Following last week’s record rainfall in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Arizona Department of Transportation is preparing for another tropical storm this week that is expected to bring more heavy rain and possible localized flooding to several regions of the state.
The National Weather Service is forecasting significant moisture in the state this week as a result of Hurricane Odile, which is making its way north into the Baja California, Mexico region.
- City of Maricopa Residents Urged to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts09/16/2014 2:34 PM
The City of Maricopa Fire Department is monitoring hurricane Odile and its potential impacts on the City of Maricopa.
It is critical that residents and members of the community sign up to receive free emergency notifications. These alerts will notify the public of imminent threats the severe weather can product such as evacuations, flash flooding, road closures and detours. These messages could be life saving.
- Yavapai County Encourages Residents to Be Prepared 09/16/2014 2:06 PM
Yavapai County Emergency Officials encourage residents to go to www.regionalinfo-alert.org for current information about sandbags and emergency information.
- Residents Urged to Prepare for Heavy Rain, Flash Floods09/16/2014 1:51 PM
In anticipation of heavy rainfall due to Hurricane Odile converging with monsoon moisture, the Flood Control District (FCD) of Maricopa County is urging valley residents to be prepared for another round of storm events and flash floods.
At this time it is unknown if the remnants of Odile will continue its current path towards Phoenix or shift to the east. Either way, the county will likely experience heavy rain so residents should be ready.
- American Red Cross Urges Residents to Prepare for Potential Flooding09/16/2014 1:40 PM
The American Red Cross in Arizona is prepared to respond to potential flooding in the state due to weather associated with the Hurricane Odile system. The Red Cross is urging residents to make individual preparations.
Do not walk through flowing water. Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Most of these drownings occur during flash floods. Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet. Use a pole of stick to make sure that the ground is still there before you go through an area where the water is not flowing.
- North Zone Prescribed Burning to Begin09/15/2014 4:47 PM
Pending favorable weather conditions, North Zone fire managers will implement a prescribed fire treatment in the Jacob Ryan South project area tomorrow at the Groupsite Unit, which is 471 acres in size.
The Groupsite Unit is located within the North Kaibab Ranger District (NKRD) and is bordered by Highway 89A on the north, Forest Service Road (FSR) 205 on the east, FSR 634 on the south and Highway AZ 67 on the west. The prescribed burn will be continuously monitored by Forest Service firefighters to control spread.