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    News, updates and information about Tropical Storm Odile

    National and local weather forecasters are predicting heavy rain for an already soaked Pima County the next few days, which could result in, street, local and flash flooding. We have created this page to keep county residents up-to-date on important information about he storm, its effects.

    We will be aggregating information from numerous county agencies and from other governments and jurisdictions in the county.

    National Weather Service Watches and Warnings

    All of Pima County is currently under a Flash Flood Watch until 6 p.m. Sept. 18. This may change as rain intensifies Wednesday as Odile moves across the county. 
    According to the NWS, a Watch is: "...used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so."
    NWS-Tucson updates its Watch and Warning alerts here.

    Road Closures

    As of Sept. 15, only one road in the unincorporated county was closed. The county updates its closure list here. 

    Closures List:
    Silverbell Road between Avra Valley Road to Sasco Road  

    School Closures

    Each school district will determine whether to shorten its day or close during this event. Check with your child's school or follow your school district, charter or private school's normal procedures for weather-related events or closings. 

    County facilities

    As of this morning, all county offices and facilities are open, but that may change as rain increases Wednesday.

    Pima County playing fields closed due to weather

    Pima County playing fields closed September 16, 2014 and will remain closed until further notice due to severe weather warnings in the local area. For more information please call 520-877-6000.

    All Pima County playing fields are closed and will remain closed through Friday. Check this page, or the county parks website to determine if fields will be open for the weekend.
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