PSA – Public Service Announcement

The Chiweenie Brothers and I would like any of our readers who may be coming to Arizona during monsoon season to be aware that flash flooding is common during our fast and furious rain storms. Practically all of Arizona has been under flood watch the past several days, except US! Be aware that as little as six inches of fast flowing water can sweep a person off their feet, and 12 inches can sweep a vehicle away. DO NOT CROSS FLOODED STREETS and most definitely STAY OUT OF THE WASHES.

Turn Around! Don’t Drown!

A four year old girl was swept off the top of the family car last week, and I don’t believe as of this writing her body has been found. Now this:

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

Yesterday at 9:43 AM  · YCSO ASSISTING IN SEARCH FOR 16 YEAR OLD GIRL SWEPT OUT OF HER VEHICLE IN RUSHING WATERS. YCSO in coordination with Verde Valley Fire, Cottonwood Fire and Police and other agencies are searching for a 16 year old girl that was swept down stream in her car after she drove through a low water crossing on Camino Real around 9:30 pm last evening. Verde Valley Fire was dispatched after the 16 year called 911 saying she was stranded and the water was up to her knees, however during rescue efforts she was swept out of the vehicle and downstream. Swiftly rising waters and active storms made air support impossible last evening, however search efforts are continuing at the moment. YCSO, Verde Valley Fire and Sedona Fire all have drones in the air now searching the Verde River and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is sending an airboat to assist. YCSO wants to thank all the volunteers that have contributed to the search efforts and for the public’s outpouring of offers of help. Currently the professional search teams have all the volunteers they are able to manage so they ask that any others wishing to help to stand by until more resources are needed. YCSO also wants the public to know that the wash has been thoroughly searched and asks anyone still in the wash to be aware of the weather because rains will cause dangerous conditions.

Stay safe! Hugs, Shawna and those rascally Chiweenie Brothers

Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am a full-time traveler, retired from a lifetime of different occupations, traveling the country with my two little dogs, Fries and Charlie B; The Chiweenie Brothers. You never know where you might find us, but if you do stop by and say hi . . . If you can get past the two best watch dogs in the universe! Happy Trails!

4 thoughts on “PSA – Public Service Announcement”

  1. Thank you!! I am sure others will find that needed. I have been watching the weather reports and was hoping it wasn’t near you. Today is less smoky and we had a touch of rain, not enough to measure but it smelled good! Take care of yourself Hugs Roberta

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  2. Thanks for the heads up. I’m currently in northern New Mexico, and we’re getting the daily thundershowers also.
    We had 1.4 in. yesterday and I got back to the RV just as it started.

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