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Prepare for Severe Weather Hazards 


Severe weather hazards in Phoenix typically consist of extreme heat and thunderstorms.  It is important to recognize the dangers of extreme heat and the symptoms of heat-related illnesses such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, and reduce exposure to the sun and heat during peak hours.

Thunderstorms can produce lightning, high winds, and heavy rains. A thunderstorm can cause hazardous localized flash flooding, and dust storms that reduce visibility and cause unhealthy air quality.​

Know the hazards in your community and where you travel. Get current weather forecasts at weather.gov/phoenix, on TV, on the radio or online. Go to EIN.az.gov​ and enter your address in the hazard viewer to learn about hazards in your area. View the latest hourly air quality forecasts at azdeq.gov/forecasting​.​

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Life-threatening emergencies: 911 

Non-emergency police assistance: 602-262-6151

Report street issues

Report traffic signal outages: 602-262-6021

Storm debris information:

Report power outage:

APS: 855-688-2437 or
: 602-236-8811

American Red Cross: ​​​

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​​Disas​ters Happen.  Make ​Your Plan Today.​​​

Disasters can come in many forms.  Find resources and current information to help ​prepare your family during any event. As Phoenix continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be prepared​.  Click here​ to find tools to help you Make A Plan today. 

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