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Flooding Continues, Red Cross Reopens Mayer Shelter

24 July 2017  
Photo from flooding on Friday, July 21, 2017. Photo courtesy of Carol Chamberlain.

American Red Cross Re-opens Mayer Shelter 

Due to another day of flooding, the American Red Cross Northern Arizona Chapter re-opened the shelter at the Mayer High School (17300 E. Mule Deer Drive, Mayer, AZ) Sunday night. Evacuation orders affected many in Spring Valley and Mayer. 

According to the Red Cross Emergency app, the Agua Fria River gauge near Mayer rose over 6 feet and crested at nearly 10 feet at 8 PM. Big Bug Creek waters are subsiding at this time. There are concerns that Black Canyon City may be affected by the Agua Fria River flooding. 

Video courtesy of Carol Chamberlain.

"Some locations that will experience flooding include... Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Cordes Junction, Bumble Bee, Cordes Lakes, Black Canyon City, Castle Hot Springs, Walker, Poland Junction, Cordes, Spring Valley, Crown King, Rock Springs, Mayer, Lake Pleasant, Hazlett Hollow Campground, Turney Gulch Group Campground and Lynx Lake Dam. This includes the following highways... Interstate 17 between mile markers 242 and 275. State Route 69 between mile markers 263 and 284."

On Interstate 17, mile marker 242 is near Black Canyon City, and Mile Marker 275 is near SR 169. On SR 69, mile markers 263-284 emcompasses most of the road between Cordes Junction and the SR 169 turnoff. 

Video courtesy of Carol Chamberlain.

The flash flood warning is in effect until 11:15 PM on Sunday night. 

The Red Cross would like to remind everyone to download the Red Cross Emergency app on their personal device. The Emergency app provides real-time and preparedness information, what to do during a flash flood. 

Spring Valley flooding. Photo from Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.