The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning for Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, June 26. During this period, Gila County Health & Emergency Management recommends you limit outdoor time, stay hydrated, keep pets inside, and check on any neighbors who are living alone. Read the full NWS advisory.
Gila County's emergency alert system is now active. Click here to sign up for all alerts on flooding, forest fires, and other imminent hazards or emergencies. https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736724090.
In addition to a good diet and exercise, children and teens need to stay up-to-date with their vaccinations. Different vaccines are necessary at various ages, and are required when going to day care, school, and college. Confirm your children have received the protection they need by checking the Children's Vaccination Schedule. Contact your physician or call the Gila County Health Department at (928) 402-8811 to schedule necessary vaccinations.
Gila County's CERTs (Community Emergency Response Teams) are an indispensible component of our emergency response efforts. A new CERT is now forming in Southern Gila County, covering Globe, Miami, Hayden, Winkelman, Tonto Basin, Roosevelt, Top of the World, Central Heights, and Claypool. Contact sgcert[thisAt]usaebn[thisDot]org for upcoming meetings and events or visit usaebn.org/ComReady/index.php/cert.