The desert monsoon season begins in June and continues through September. With it comes higher humidity, which can lead to thunderstorms, heavy rain, lightning, hail, high winds, flash flooding, dust storms and extreme heat.
The Office of Emergency Management urges drivers to be prepared for summer storms. Please follow these safety tips and make sure to check and replace your windshield wiper blades if needed.
Local officials announce availability of local hydration stations / cool centers.
IMPERIAL COUNTY – The County of Imperial is asking residents to take appropriate precautions this summer in order to prevent heat-related illnesses. hydration stations will be available to offer water to individuals during extreme heat events this summer. Locally, eleven hydration stations/ cool centers sites have been identified by the County where individuals can access water or cool off during the hottest parts of the day. Given that the County hydration stations will be primarily located at County fire stations and libraries, individuals are asked to call the sites before their visit to assure staff will be available. Individuals visiting cool centers will be required to wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status according to California Department of Public Health Guidelines. In addition, the public is asked to contact their city officials for information related to cool centers / hydration stations within city limits.
As the recent Quechan Tribal Council’s decision to rescind the Stay At Home Order, The Ft. Yuma ADAPP Department office will be Opening for In-Person Assessment and Clinical Assessment as of June 15th, 2021 by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
We do ask potential clients or visitor’s cooperation to continue the necessary Covid-19 precautions to reduce the spread of the virus. Such as:
- Face Coverings
- Social Distancing
- Proper Sanitizing (handwashing)
If you are experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms; please call the office to conduct a remote assessment or to reschedule.
If you need to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please contact the Ft. Yuma ADAPP Office at (760) 572-4838.
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm (MST)
Please Note: All Group Sessions are conducted remotely until further notice.
Beginning June 7, 2021, Vendors Square is reopening, due to the stay-at-home order being
rescinded on June 3, 2021.
Please visit EDA in order to reserve and use a space at Vendors Square. All vendors must have a current Business Permit, and all food vendors also must have a current food handler’s certificate.
Questions? Contact EDA @ (760) 572-5270 or
Suite 4, Quechan Community Center, 604 Picacho Road
Vaccination is important and recommended for people with underlying health conditions because they are at an increased risk for severe illness from #COVID19.
People shouldn’t get a specific COVID-19 vaccine if they’ve had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to any ingredients in that vaccine.
Get more information for certain conditions, including those that cause weakened immune systems, autoimmune conditions, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and Bell’s palsy: Vaccination Considerations for Persons with Underlying Medical Conditions | CDC
Attending gatherings to celebrate events and holidays increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to celebrate this year is virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others. For information on what fully vaccinated people can do, see the CDC’s When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated page.
- Decorate your home with holiday themed items and banners.
- Host a video chat party with family and friends to share in the celebration.
- Plan a special meal inspired by the holiday or event.
- Have an outdoor celebration with everyone at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks.
- Watch virtual events and celebrations.
If you plan to celebrate with others, outdoors is safer than indoors.
Below is a link to the Quechan Utility Company’s customer portal, as well as the number to make payments via telephonically, The web link allows customers to view their account as well as making online payments.
Customer Portal Access link: https://QuechanUtilityCompany.secure.munibilling.com
This link will be available at the Quechan Utility Company department tab located here.
For questions or concerns about your Bill please call the Quechan Utility Company Billing Office 760.572.0667. To pay your Bill by phone call: 877-556-3169
Wildfire season is one more reason for drivers to use extra care
As warm, dry weather settles into our state, the Arizona Department of Transportation is urging drivers to use extra care with their vehicles to reduce the chance of igniting a wildfire.
Were you in foster care and are now looking to earna degree or certificate? Apply for ETV to see if you qualify for funding for school!
ETV provides up to $5,000 per academic year to current and former foster youth for school-related expenses. Participating students work with a Student Advisor and receive campus-based coaching and financial assistance.
Contact us if you have any questions.
A project funded by the Minority Business Development Agency (U.S. Department of Commerce) and is operated by Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC in partnership with Data Management of New Mexico, LLC. The project provides Access to unlimited Opportunities, Access to Capital, and Access to Resources & new markets for American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and Minority-owned Businesses located on Southwest rural reservation lands and local community areas. There is no cost for our core services, which will focus on Entrepreneurship, Small Business Training, Federal Set-Aside Training & Coaching, Community & Economic Development and Small Business Resource Referral/Identification. Minority Certification Services are fee based. The purpose of the Project is to provide the following services & resources:
1. Federal Contracting Strategies, Training & Coaching. Assessment & Certification Services for Federal Set-Aside Programs such as the SBA 8(a) Certification Program, HUB Zone, WOSB, SDVOSB, & Buy-Indian Act Initiatives
2. Quarterly Small Business Training, One-On-One Meetings & Consulting Services
3. Access to Opportunities / Access to Resources / Access to Capital
To schedule an Initial Consultation with our professional staff please contact:
Michael D. Peacock
Senior Business Consultant
Darla M. Jones
Russell F. Pedro
Senior Certification & Training Specialist
Stopping COVID-19 requires using all available tools, including vaccination. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus. Safe and effective vaccines are critical to protecting families and ending the spread of the virus.
Vaccines have been shown as safe and effective in large trials of more than 20,000 people, including Native American participants.
Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards.
IF YOU ARE UNDER A THUNDERSTORM WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAY
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) lists stationary or portable space heaters as responsible for 86% of heating related fire deaths.
With the winter months already in full force, most of us that choose to use a space heater remain vulnerable to the dangers they can present when not operated properly.
Our team at Safety.com dug in to do research and recently published a comprehensive guide that includes tips and recommendations that your readers may find useful.
You can find our guide here:
Our guide includes:
- Important tips on what to look for when buying a space heater
- Best practices for where, when, and how to stay safe when operating
If you need to have a repair person or other visitors in your home, combine fresh air with strategies like wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart to slow the spread of Covid-19:
- Open doors and windows
- Place a fan near an open window or door, blowing outside.
- Turn on the exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen. Keep them running for 1 hour after the visit to remove virus particles.
Outdoor recreational fires include campfires, bonfires, fire pits, and grills. These are fun to use, but use caution so that the fire you make doesn’t get out of hand.
It’s important to start outdoor fires in a place that has been cleared of all flammable material, such as weeds or grass, so that it can’t spread. It’s also important to have a bucket of water or a hose nearby.
Finally, make sure there are no more glowing embers before walking away from the fire. Remember, never leave a fire unattended—and glowing embers are fire.