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Press Release – Boil drinking water 7/20/17

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Jul 202017
 

As a precaution Mayer Water District is asking residents to boil their water after last night’s flooding. Water is available to residents at the Mayer Rec Center and at the Mission Church in Poland Junction. Please see the attached document for more information and tips on water safety.

Mayer Flooding – Boil Water Release

***Community Meeting July 5th at Mayer High School – Flood Preparedness***

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Jul 032017
 

Community Meeting

There will be a community meeting at the Mayer High School on July 5th at 6:00 PM. The address is 17300 E Mule Deer Dr. Mayer, AZ 86333. Topics discussed will be how to prepare for after fire flooding as well as “Turn Around Don’t Drown”.

Goodwin Fire – SANDBAGS AVAILABLE
Sandbags and sand are available at the following locations. Bring your shove to fill your own bags.
Poland Junction – At Junction Christian Fellowship, 6555 AZ-69, Mayer, AZ 86333
Mayer – At the Fire Station located at 10001 Miami St, Mayer, AZ 86333
Mayer – At the Fire Station located at 69 and Old Sycamore Rd
Spring Valley – 13802 S Burton Rd, Spring Valley

As of 4:00 PM the Emergency Operation Center and the Emergency Phone Bank are closed. Residents in need of assistance can call 928-771-3321.

Flash/Flooding after the Goodwin Fire

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Jul 032017
 

The Mayer, Poland Junction, Spring Valley, and Cordes Lakes areas are extremely susceptible to flash/flooding due to the effects of the Goodwin Fire.  Please view and share with your neighbors the two documents below regarding flood awareness and safety.  Mayer Fire along with the Yavapai County Emergency Management Department will be sharing information in the days and weeks to come.

7-1-17 Goodwin Fire Press Releases Flood (2)

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7/2/2017 Goodwin Fire Update

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Jul 022017
 

Goodwin Fire Update, June 2, 2017, 8:00 AM

Release Date: Jul 2, 2017

Contact(s): Tiffany Davila: 602-540-1036

EOC Information Line: (928) 442-5103

Goodwin Fire Information Line: (928) 925-1111

Goodwin Fire Media Information Line: (928) 632-5055

Email: goodwinfireinfo@gmail.com

Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

Tiffany Davila, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (602) 540-1036

 

Goodwin Fire

July 2, 2017, 8:00 a.m.

Location: Bradshaw Ranger District of Prescott National Forest; 14 miles south of Prescott, AZ (T12N R1W, S28)

Start date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Size: Approximately 27,327 acres

Percent Contained: 53%

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources Assigned: Approximately 1,222 personnel

Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and Ponderosa pine stands in drainages.

 

Firefighters made excellent progress overnight burning out an area near the northwest corner of Big Bug Mesa, east of Breezy Pines. The burnout operation is expected to be complete today. Additional fire retardant has been applied on this section of the fire to help reinforce the perimeter.

 

Patrolling, mopup and fireline rehabilitation continues to take place along the 62 miles of fire perimeter. Patrol flights yesterday saw little smoke coming from the southern and eastern portions of the fire. However, smoke could be seen from burning interior islands of vegetation and the burnout operation in the northwest. The public is reminded that smoke seen coming from interior portions of the fire is not a cause of concern at this time. Some ash devils were noticed yesterday and firefighters remain vigilant to ensure embers are not carried across firelines.

 

Winds are expected to be higher today with gusts from the southwest possibly reaching 25-30 mph.

 

Evacuation information: Although some evacuations have been lifted and roads reopened, property owners are urged to remain vigilant and monitor fire news. There is still active fire behavior, particularly in the northern portion of the fire, and conditions can change easily if impacted by high wind events.

 

Yesterday, evacuation orders were lifted for the following communities/areas: Blue Hills (power has been restored), Upper Blue Hills (power has been restored), Dewey/Humboldt all areas west of SR 69 south to mile post 280. (west Poland Junction remains under evacuation)

 

These communities remain under mandatory evacuation: SR 69 – west side from Grapevine Road north to Milepost 280, Poland Junction- west side, Pine Flat, Breezy Pines, Walker, Potato Patch, Mount Union, Mountain Pine Acres.

 

Please note: The Blue Hills/Upper Blue Hills area has fire suppression sprinklers that were installed by firefighters in various portions of the community. Please keep these areas clear and allow fire officials access to do their work.

For additional information regarding evacuations and pre-evacuations please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 442-5103, 7am – 7pm.

 

National Forest (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/) for maps of closed areas.

6/27/17 Goodwin Fire Update along with Community Meeting Information.

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Jun 272017
 

Latest on the Goodwin Fire. 6/27/17
There will also be a 6:30pm community meeting at Mayer High School tonight with an update from the Incident Management Team.

News Release
Tiffany Davila
Goodwin Fire Information: 928-925-1111
Department of Forestry and Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278
(602) 540-1036
Email: goodwinfireinfo@gmail.com

There will be a public meeting tonight, see information below.

GOODWIN FIRE UPDATE
June 27, 2017: 9:30 a.m.
Location:
 Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest
 14 miles south of Prescott, Arizona (T12N R1W, S28)

Start Date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Size: Approximately 4,399 acres
Percent Contained: 5% Cause: Under Investigation

Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral over 40 years old, and Ponderosa pine stands in the drainages

Summary: The Goodwin Fire continues to burn in very rugged terrain to the south and west of the junction with Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. Fire crews have been working to keep the fire south of County Road 177, the Mayer-Goodwin Road, and away from the homes and communities to the north. So far they have been successful as the fire has been burning mostly eastward toward the 2015 SA Hill Fire scar. Yesterday the fire burned up and over Brady Butte.

Many factors contribute to the fire’s behavior including temperatures; humidity; vegetation type, density, and moisture content; slope and aspect, wind direction and speed, and terrain. Fire weather is predicted to be near critical today, with low humidity, high temperatures, and breezy conditions. The fire is burning in thick, dry, and decadent chaparral and ponderosa pine in very rugged terrain with little access, which makes conditions hazardous for firefighters. Because firefighter and public safety is the number one objective, firefighters are being directed to not put themselves in situations where the risks are high and probability of success is low. The consistent message from leaders to firefighters is “Nothing is worth you getting hurt”. Closures: A Closure Order for the incident is in effect to provide for the safety of firefighters and the public. Please visit the Prescott National Forest website (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/) for a map of the closed area.

Evacuations: The evacuation for the community of Pine Flat is still in place; for additional information please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 442-5103, 7am – 7pm.

Pre-Evacuations: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office shared the following message with residents of Breezy Pines: “We are currently working with Goodwin Fire officials. There are no evacuations in place at this time in Breezy Pines, but please be prepared to evacuate if needed. Shelter is located at the Mayer High School. For information please call 928-442-5103, 7am – 7pm”.

Structure Damage: Goodwin Fire managers and cooperators have been receiving inquiries regarding structures damaged or destroyed during the first day of Goodwin Fire. It was reported that structures have been destroyed and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office personnel are working with fire officials to determine the extent of damaged structures. However, this can only be accomplished when it is safe for deputies to enter, complete an accurate assessment, and determine ownership. Efforts to expedite the release of such information is ongoing. In the meantime, the patience of those residents who have been evacuated is greatly appreciated.

CodeRed: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.

Although ENS does contain published landline phone number information by default, the Sheriff’s Office may only get landline phone data updates twice a year. This is why it is vital that you register all your phone numbers directly to assure contact in an emergency. Please go to the Sheriff’s Office website: www.ycsoaz.gov and click on the Emergency Notification System tab or the Code Red link on the home page.

Resources Assigned:
 Crews: 6 Hotshot crews, 10 Type II crews
 Engines: 29
 Helicopters: 6
 Air Attack: 2
 Personnel: 525

The public can obtain fire information via the following:
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

6/26/17 – Goodwin Fire Update

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Jun 262017
 

GOODWIN FIRE UPDATE from Southwest Area Type I Team
June 26, 2017: 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest  14 miles south of Prescott, Arizona (T12N R1W, S28)

Start Date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Size: Approximately 940 acres
Percent Contained: 0
Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral over 40 years old and Ponderosa pine stands in the drainages

Summary: The Goodwin Fire is burning in chaparral and ponderosa pine; south and west of the junction at Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. Pierson’s Type 1 Incident Management Team has arrived and taken command of the fire on Monday, June 26 at 6:00 am. Fire crews are currently assessing the feasibility of protecting structures and private property in the communities of Pine Flat and Breezy Pines. Fire crews are also working on establishing fire lines using roads and natural features to slow the fire’s progression.
A Closure Order for the incident is effective today to provide for the safety of firefighters and the public. Please visit the Prescott National Forest website (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or inciwweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/) for a map of the closed area.
Unseasonably hot and dry weather is creating extreme conditions that are resulting in erratic fire behavior.
Prescott City Airport has requested that for the safety of the pilots please do not park on Club House Drive to watch aircraft takeoff and land. Please watch from the Terminal Parking lot.

Evacuations: The community of Pine Flat has been evacuated; for information please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 422-5103.
Pre-Evacuations: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office shared the following message with residents of Breezy
Pines
This is an important message from the Sheriff’s Office. We are currently working a wild fire in your area. There are no evacuations in place at this time, but please be prepared to evacuate if needed. Shelter is located at the Mayer High School. For assistance please call 928-442-5103. Resources Assigned:
 Crews: 6 Hotshot crews, 10 Type II crews
 Engines: 29
 Helicopters: 4  Air Attack: 2
 Personnel: 525

The public can obtain fire information via the following: • Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

6/26/17 Update – Cordes Lakes Water Emergency

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Jun 262017
 

CORDES LAKES WATER EMERGENCY

Monday, June 26, 2017

MORNING UPDATE
Cordes Lakes Water remains in a Stage 3 Water Curtailment. Customers are asked to employ water conservation measures to reduce their daily consumption by approximately 50%. All outside watering should be eliminated and indoor water conservation techniques should be employed whenever possible.
Cordes Lakes water system operated normally yesterday.
Due to adequate water storage levels, the planned system-wide shut down scheduled for Sunday night was cancelled.
Based on 6:30 a.m. water storage tank levels, water system storage decreased from 67% of capacity yesterday to 54% of capacity at 6:30 a.m. today.
Average water storage capacity for yesterday was 57%.
STATEMENT
Water conservation by customers, water hauling and nightly planned system-wide shutdowns through last Friday, allowed the Cordes Lakes water system began the weekend at 79% of storage capacity. Based on the significantly improved level of storage, Cordes Lakes water system cancelled the planned system-wide shut down scheduled for Saturday and Sunday nights.
Storage remains adequate at 57% of capacity this morning, but water demand continues to exceed water supply available from the wells. Therefore, storage levels are expected to continue to decline on Monday. In order to prevent water storage from dropping below acceptable levels, Cordes Lakes Water is tentatively planning a shortened 12 midnight to 3:00 a.m. system-wide shut down tonight. The need for a shut down will be reevaluated throughout the day and implemented only if necessary.
Through Tuesday, daily high temperatures are forecasted to remain over 100 degrees. Continued water conservation and storage recovery is needed to fully stabilize the system.
Cordes Lakes remains in a Stage 3 Water Curtailment and is asking its customers to conserve water to allow for continued water system recovery. Customers are asked to voluntarily employ water conservation measures to reduce their daily consumption by approximately 50%. All outside watering should be eliminated, except livestock, and indoor water conservation techniques should be employed whenever possible.
Cordes Lakes water system will consider a system-wide shut down each night until the system recovers and daily demand is below available water supply. The need for a system-wide shut down and the specific duration of the shut down is reevaluated each day. If water is off between 11:00 pm and 3:30 am, it is due to the system-wide shut down.
For those customers that need it, a limited supply of bottled water is available at Mayer Fire Station in Cordes Lakes. Please bring a driver’s license showing a Cordes Lakes address.
The Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management will be posting regular updates from Cordes Lakes. Please check www.facebook.com/ycoem to get the latest update regarding planned outages and system status.