Update: From Dwight D'Evelyn, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office: YCSO has search and rescue personnel on standby.
Flash Flood Warning (Big Bug Creek area)
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
610 PM MST TUE JUL 11 2017
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Yavapai County in west central Arizona...
* Until 915 PM MST
* At 609 PM MST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...Goodwind Fire Burn Scar...Mayer and Pine Flats.
This includes the following streams and drainages...Turkey Creek...Pine Creek...Big Bug Creek... Bear Creek...Arrastra Creek...Antelope Creek...Cedar Creek... Grapevine Creek...Hackberry Creek
Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.
Heavy rainfall over the Goodwin fire scar will likely trigger life threatening flash floods and debris flows in and downstream of the fire area. Residences near drainages and creeks, particularly Big Bug Creek and surrounding tributaries such as Grapevine Creek and Hackberry Creek, may be affected by high water and debris flows.
Heavy rains may cause flooding across State Highway 69 near Mayer. Move away from drainages now!
Life threatening flash floods and debris flows will occur in the Mule Canyon, Wolf Creek, and Pine Creek drainages. High water and debris will affect the Mayer-Bolada Road and Pine Flat Road.
Act quickly and avoid these areas!
Resources for flood preparedness and other useful links
Northern Arizona Flash Floods - Arizona's Deadliest Weather http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/Brochures/fl_flood.pdf
Arizona Flash Flood and Water Resources - http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/Brochures/az_ahps_brochure.pdf
Yavapai Flood Control website contains rivers and streams flow timely data – http://www.ycflood.com
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides alert and warning information through official dissemination sources. http://www.weather.gov/subscribe
National Flood Insurance - https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program/How-Buy-Flood-Insurance
Flood After Fire Fact sheet - https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/Flood_After_Fire_Fact_Sheet.pdf
NEVER drive through flooded roadways. STOP! Turn Around Don’t Drown.
- Vehicles can be swept away by less than 2 feet of water.
- The roadbed may be washed out.
- You can lose control of your vehicle in only a few inches of water.
- Do not drive around a barricade. Turn around and go another way!
- Other tips – BEFORE A FLOOD TIPS