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Make Preparations for the Upcoming Monsoon Season

By | June 13th, 2017|Preparedness|

Monsoon season is fast-approaching and with it thunderstorm activity that will continue through September, during which more than half of Arizona’s yearly rainfall will occur. You and your family will be able to enjoy some great views of Arizona’s extreme weather, but it is also important to be aware that thunderstorms may result in alerts for flash flooding, high winds, and lightning. This [...]

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CDC’s Valley Fever Article Spotlights AZ

By | April 2nd, 2013|General|

Valley Fever has been making news across the country today. A new report in this week’s CDC’s weekly epidemiology report shows that Valley Fever numbers have gone up substantially in AZ over the last 10 years.  Part of the increase is probably due to the fact that Valley Fever became reportable a few years ago- [...]

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Valley Fever Week

By | November 4th, 2011|General|

This is Valley Fever Awareness Week- an annual event to provide awareness  of coccidioidomycosis (also known as Valley Fever)- the second most commonly reported infectious disease in Arizona.  Events for the general public include a “Learn about Valley Fever – Ask the Doctor Your Questions” held in Tucson on Sunday, Nov. 6 and the Walk for Valley Fever in Sun [...]

Exceptional Dust Storm

By | July 8th, 2011|Preparedness|

This week's giant dust storm (technically called a haboob) blew through the valley leaving dust hovering in the air for days.  The ADEQ said one Phoenix testing station recorded an astronomical reading of over 6,000 micrograms per cubic meter (of PM 10) on Tuesday evening (the federal EPA standard is 150 averaged over a day).  PM 10 is a measurement [...]

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