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  • District Recognized as 2020 Weather Ready Nation

    Sep 25, 2020 | Read More News
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    Pima County Regional Flood Control District Recognized as 2020 Southeast Arizona Weather Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) have developed the Weather Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador Initiative to help improve the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.

    NWS Tucson nominated the Pima County Regional Flood Control District (PCRFCD) as the 2020 Ambassador of Excellence in southeast Arizona for their efforts to prepare those potentially impacted by increased flash flooding threats associated with the Bighorn Fire burn area and to enhance the services they provide to other public safety agencies, including the NWS.

    Pictured from left to right: Ken Drozd (NWS Tucson) and PCRFCD Deputy Director Eric Shepp, Greg Saxe, Ross Shipley
    Second row: Jeff Mangold, Jessica Orto, Evan Canfield;  Third row: Brian Jones, Joseph Cuffari, Ken Maits;Bottom row: Chief Hydrologist Lynn Orchard and Director Suzanne Shieldsphoto of NWS and PCRFCD personnel