Verde Valley Fire District, Arizona

 Local Weather and Flood Information

For weather information, log on to:  From this page, you can select Cottonwood or Cornville and other areas for local weather information.

Please read the information below for potential flooding and information.
  For flood levels log onto:  (For Oak Creek in Cornville) (For Verde River in Clarkdale) (For Oak Creek in Oak Creek Canyon)

For weather warnings and other information log onto:

To sign up for free severe weather alerts and alerts for health, homeland and cyber emergencyies, visit:

As specific impacts are identified, Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management will provide additional information. Impacts due to precipitation at higher elevations creates the possibility for flooding or significant river rise along the Oak Creek, Verde River, and Agua Fria rivers.

Code Red - Yavapai County Emergency Notification System

For information on, or to enroll in Code Red for emergency notifications from Yavapai County, please visit the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office website at:

Shelter in Place & Evacuation Information: 

Residents who live in areas at risk of flooding may become isolated and should prepare to shelter in place by having the following emergency items on hand:

  • Extra medications (for people and animals).
  • A three (3) day supply of drinking water (2 gallons per person per day for cooking and hygiene).
  • Food that will not spoil.
  • First aid kit.
  • Emergency tools.
  • Battery powered radio.
  • Flashlight (and extra batteries).
  • Credit card, cash, traveler's checks, or checkbook.
  • Sanitation supplies/personal hygiene items.
  • Special items for infants, elderly, disabled family members.
  • Provisions / accommodations for livestock and pets.
  • Extra set of car keys.
  • Car filled with gas.

If you are evacuated, bring the above items plus:

  • Change of clothing.
  • Blankets or sleeping bags.
  • Secure your valuables.
  • Unplug or turn off appliances (except refrigerators and freezers).
  • Lock doors and windows.
  • Help your neighbors, especially those who are elderly, disabled, or that have children.
  • Advise friends, relatives, or local emergency agencies of your evacuation.

For more information on Emergency Preparedness, visit Yavapai County's website at

For more information on Flood Safety, visit Yavapai County's website at

Notice of Public Hearing
The Board of Directors for the Verde Valley Fire District will conduct a public hearing on June 27, 2017 for the adoption of the budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018.  The summary budget and public notice is attached here.
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