Navajo County urges residents to prepare for disaster

  • Source: White Mountain Independent
  • Published: 09/21/2021 05:38 AM

PHOTOS: Get ready for disaster. Floods. Fire. Pandemics. You name it. “Every year, we strive to educate our communities from one end of the community to the other,” said Navajo County Public Health Director Janelle Linn. “This year hits home — we’ve had multiple disasters, including the pandemic and wildfires.” And with a fresh surge of COVID cases in a poorly vaccinated community, not to mention the possibility of renewed flooding on fresh burn scars — we could be in for it. “Going into fall and the upcoming winter, we could see a whole trifecta of disasters,” said Linn, whose department includes the county’s emergency management agency. “This morning, we got news that our July floods were approved for a federal disaster declaration — in addition to a state declaration.


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