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July 15, 2020

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BREAKFAST ALL DAY! SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM! Chicken Quesadilla Quail Burger Arizona Omelet Crepes Arizona Burger Refried Potatoes ~ Free Wi-Fi ~ Ask About our Delicious Desserts! July 15, 2020 3 Community Center open for cooling & kid's meals only MOUNTAIN QUAIL C AFE Open 7am - 7pm 7 DAYS/ WEEK 928-927-8890 & Gift Shop 500 N. Moon Mt. Ave., Quartzsite (corner of Moon Mt. & Quail Trail) B-10, Main St. Moon Mountain X Quail Trail N Hwy. 95, N. Central • DAILY SPECIALS • Friday FISH Special • Sunday POT ROAST Enjoy our Famous Bread Pudding ! We're Open Every Day! WE'RE BACK OPEN! Monsoons are created when moisture meets with the extreme summer heat, and humidity in- creases. This creates perfect conditions for weather hazards like heavy rain, high winds, lightning, dust storms, and fl ash fl oods. Arizona's monsoon is from mid June through the end of September. Learn more about the hazards that come along with Monsoon here(link is external). The summer's extreme heat can be life-threatening, especially to those who work outside, people over 65, children under fi ve, and those with pre-existing medical conditions. Know the signs of dehy- dration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Reduce exposure to the sun and heat during peak hours. The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs annually partners with the National Weather Service; the Arizona Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Quality, Homeland Se- curity, Insurance, Public Safety, Transportation and Water Resources, and The Salvation Army to advocate severe weather preparedness. Arizonans are encouraged to take the following actions in preparation for the season: Plan: Write and rehearse a family communication plan. The plan should identify a meeting place and include out-of-town contacts. Prepare: Build an emergency go kit with enough nonperishable food and water to last your fam- ily, including pets, for at least 72 hours. Include family prescriptions, copies of important docu- ments and a weather radio. Inquire: Know what hazards in your community and where you travel. Get current weather forecasts on TV, on the radio or online. Go to and enter your address in the hazard viewer(link is external) to learn about hazards in your area. Inspire: Be a preparedness example for others in your community. Check your home for poten- tial hazards like overhanging trees and loose debris, donate blood, or do a fi re drill at home. Turn Around, Don't Drown Due to the geographic composition of our state, the weather can vary dramatically from region to region. When traveling throughout Arizona pay attention to weather reports, watches and warn- ings, of current conditions and conditions forecasted for the areas you are traveling through and for your fi nal destination. Heavy monsoon rains can lead to fl ash fl ooding. Don't underestimate the power of water. Six inches of fast moving water can knock down an adult, and 18 inches of water can carry most vehicles away. Avoid low water crossings and areas that are already fl ooded. Never drive around barricades or attempt to cross streets with fl owing water Pull Aside, Stay Alive Strong monsoon winds can create large downbursts of air, creating dense blowing clouds of dust and reduce visibility to near zero in seconds. If you are caught in a dust storm pull your vehicle off the roadway, place your vehicle in park, turn off your vehicle's lights, and take your foot off the brake. Remain inside your vehicle with your seatbelt fastened and wait for the storm to pass. Find quick tips for staying safe in a dust storm from the Arizona Department of Transportation in this video: is external) When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors Typically summertime leads to family vacations and outdoor activities. Whether it's swimming, hiking, biking, or any other outdoor activity pay attention to changes in the clouds and weather updates. Summer storms can move quickly and can be deadly. Lightning can strike from 10 miles away and can spark fi res which spread quickly if accompanied by high winds. If you can hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike. If a storm approaches, head indoors or seek shelter, and remain indoors for at least 30 minutes after a storm passes before going back outside. This allows for a safe distance to be created from lightning or storm conditions to dissipate. Plan for Monsoon - Turn around, don't drown Town of Quartzsite announced the Gym and Exercise equipment at the Community Center will be closed until further notice per Executive Orders from Governor Doug Ducey. The Cool- ing Center and kid's meal distribution will still be open Monday through Thursday from 7am to 6pm. It is recommended to wear a mask while in the building. There is a limit of 5 persons per two-hour period for cooling center. Must main- tain proper social distancing at all times. No children under the age of 18 will be permitted without an adult.

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