PHOENIX - Arizona had an active summer – the state was hit by several monsoonal storms and the remnants of hurricanes that caused severe flooding in August and September. Homes and businesses (some more than once) were overrun by strong floodwaters, mud and debris during this busy monsoon season. Major roadways were also impacted, some areas under more than five feet of water.
PHOENIX - October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says is meant “to engage and educate the public and private sector partners… in raising awareness about cyber security and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.”
PHOENIX -- Emergencies begin and end at a local level. Any person involved in emergency management and response understands this. However, sometimes emergencies stress local resources and outside assistance is needed. When this happens, the local jurisdiction will look to their mutual aid partners.