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Pinal Fire: After-Fire Mitigation efforts discussed at Community Meeting Tuesday
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Pinal Fire: After-Fire Mitigation efforts discussed at Community Meeting Tuesday

GILA COUNTY-As a result of the Pinal Fire, some areas may see an increased amount of water flow from the burned area. In an effort to mitigate flood damage several area agencies will be conducting flood abatement projects in the area which will require, in some cases, access to private property.

Funding comes from a federal grant along with matching funds from local agencies. 

In order to perform work on private property a “Right of Entry for Flood Mitigation” form will be available at the community meeting on Tuesday and residents are encouraged to sign off at that time. The form will allow City of Globe, Gila County and its contractors to enter private property and complete mitigation work which will begin immediately. In addition, residents are encouraged to remove any debris from waterways, culverts, or drainage ditches on their property, for example: dead and down vegetation, excess waste, or any other items that could potentially block a waterway.

As a result of the Pinal Fire, some areas may see an increased amount of water flow from the burned area. Residents are encouraged to remove any debris from waterways, culverts, or drainage ditches on their property, for example: dead and down vegetation, excess waste, or any other items that could potentially block a waterway.

 

Several local insurance companies have been invited to join the meeting to answer any questions residents might have about National Flood Insurance and their home owner’s plans.

Agencies involved include the Gila County Board of Supervisors, Gila County Emergency Services, Gila County Public Works, Gila County Sheriff’s Office, The National Weather Service, the Tonto National Forest, and Globe Ranger District.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 06:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. at High Desert Middle School located at4000 High Desert Drive, Globe, Arizona. This meeting is open to the public. Residents in the areas of Russell Gulch, Icehouse Canyon, Kellner Canyon, and Six Shooter Canyon are encouraged to attend.

The topic of the Community Meeting will be after-fire mitigation of properties. 

 

Please call Gila County Emergency Management with any questions at 928-402-8789.

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