Before residents of evacuated communities are allowed to return home, the County and supporting agencies will need to ensure conditions are safe. These include:
RE-ENTRY SECURITY Law Enforcement will ensure that only residents of the affected communities are allowed in. Please be sure you have appropriate identification proving you are a resident with you. You must get your re-entry pass before returning home. These passes will only be issued at the Sheriff’s Office Sub Station at 13272 Central Avenue in Mayer (771- 3509).
RED CROSS SERVICES Will provide shelter and meals as needed. Reach the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross at 1-800-842-7349
PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION (referenced brochures will be provided at re-entry)
Food Safety. Since power was off, some refrigerated foods may need to be thrown out:
Private Wells. If your home, or business, is on a private well, and was affected by the fire you may need to take some precautions.
Wildlife. During and after a fire, wildlife may be displaced and looking for food and water.
Biting Insects. While working outdoors, use an insect repellent containing DEET to prevent bites from fleas and ticks.
Snakes. When outdoors, be aware that snakes could be hiding in trash or wood piles.
Garbage. To avoid attracting animals and flies use tightly covered containers to hold garbage, and dispose in the provided rollouts (large dumpsters).
Onsite Wastewater Systems (Septic Systems).
Air Quality. If you were exposed to smoke during the evacuation you might have health concerns. See brochure What to Do During a Fire or consult a medical professional if you aren’t feeling well. For more info call ADEQ at (800)234-5677.
Clean-up. For information on cleaning clothes, cookware, furniture and other items see brochure entitled What to Do After a Fire and the handouts. We will provide masks to residents.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Don’t hesitate to ask for help if the stress is getting to you or someone you know. Talking to a friend or a counselor can help you get through this. Wildfires cause different reactions in people. Some go into an automatic mode to handle the situation and don’t deal with the emotional side; other people are consumed by the feelings that go along with an incident of this magnitude. Help is available by calling the NARBHA Crisis Line at 1-877-756-4090. See brochure After a Disaster.
FLOOD INSURANCE Portions of Crown King have been identified as having a potential increased flood or mudflow risk due to the Gladiator Fire. Flood insurance policies can be purchased through your flood insurance agent or company. There is a standard 30-day waiting period before new flood insurance policies become effective. For more information specific to your property contact the Flood Control District at (928) 771-3197 Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For information on flood insurance, contact your insurance agent or visit www.floodsmart.gov.
Individual Assistance Service Center The State of Arizona, Division of Emergency Management, in conjunction with Yavapai County, will open an Individual Assistance Service Center (IASC). The purpose of the IASC is to bring in various volunteer and governmental organizations that can provide recovery services to residents. The location and dates of operation of the IASC will be announced to the public as soon as possible.
Emergency Management, 1100 Commerce Drive, Prescott, AZ 86305 (928)771-3321
Health Department, 1090 Commerce Drive, Prescott, AZ 86305-3700 (928) 771-3122 (928) 713-9424 24/7 YavapaiHealth.com
After A Disaster Coping Wildland Fires