Search underway for 3 children in vehicle swept away in Arizona flood

first_imgKPHO(PHOENIX) — The Gila County Sheriff’s Office warned Arizona residents Friday morning that several roads and bridges were closed after floods made them unsafe to cross. Most of the closures were around Tonto Creek.“Gila County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise that the Store Crossing, Bar X Crossing and the A Crossing going across Tonto Creek in Tonto Basin are now closed. Please do not try to cross these crossings. Please have a safe day,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.Just a few hours later, deputies and several other agencies were performing a “search and rescue” for three missing children that were swept away by flooding at the Bar X Crossing at Tonto Creek.Authorities received a call at 4:11 p.m. about a vehicle stuck at that location, according to a statement from Gila County Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd. Multiple people needed rescue.Once there, officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Public Safety rescued by helicopter one adult and four children, who escaped the vehicle and were stranded on an island. Another adult made it safely to shore, but three children never made it out of the vehicle, officials said.Multiple agencies, including the Tonto Basin, TriCity and Globe Fire Departments, are assisting in the search for the children.Information about the ages of the children and their relations to those rescued has not been released.Many parts of Arizona were hit with severe winds and floods across the Thanksgiving holiday week, while areas such as Flagstaff got as much as nine inches of snow.Shepherd said he would like to “remind everyone of the dangers that can occur during flooding. We are concerned for the safety of those involved and the first responders.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgBSB golf day detailsThe British Society of Baking annual golf day is at Marriott Forest of Arden Golf and Country Club in Meriden, Warwickshire, on Monday 9 May from 12.30pm. Golfers get to play the course and enjoy a three-course evening meal for £130. Contact Keith Houliston on 01869 247098 or [email protected] for more details.Free skills conferenceA free conference, Attracting Talent and Increasing Productivity, is a to take place on Wednesday 23 March. Organised by the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink and the Food & Drink Federation in partnership with Improve, the food and drink skills council, the conference will provide a platform to discuss skills, training and careers development. To book a free place and get full details of the agenda, contact Laura Kemsley at [email protected] supplementIn response to the rising trend for home baking, Sainsbury’s is to give away a 24-page Cakes and Cookies supplement in the April issue of its magazine.New site for SpoonerSpooner Industries has launched a new fully interactive website www.spooner.co.uk which will be available in 50 languages. It provides information on its custom-built provers, ovens and coolers and will be updated on a weekly basis with product news, case studies and company events.Price amendmentCorrection: In the story ’Short stocks force sugar suppliers to raise prices’ in the 25 February issue of British Baker, the Tate & Lyle price increase should have read 176m/t not 125m/t.last_img read more

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Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for Wednesday, November 9

first_imgVermont radio and television stations, including cable and satellite TV systems, will participate in the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, November 9.  The test, originating from Washington, D.C., will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. Eastern and will last for about 3-1/2 minutes. During the test, the public will hear a message indicating that “This is a test.”  The audio message will be the same for radio, television, and cable TV.   However, television viewers will see a ‘text crawl’ at the top of their TV screens that says, ‘The Primary Entry Point has issued an Emergency Action Notification for Washington, D.C., until 2:15 p.m.’  TV viewers may or may not see other on-screen text indicating that the alert is a test.  Viewers should rest assured, however, that this is only a test. The national-level EAS is a public alert and warning system that enables the President of the United States to address the American public during extreme emergencies.  The system has never been used for that purpose; its primary use is to warn of state and local emergency situations, such as severe weather events.   Similar to statewide and local EAS tests that are conducted frequently, the National EAS Test will air on broadcast radio and television stations, cable television systems, and satellite radio and television services across all states and territories.  As the federal government and the media prepare to test their alerting capabilities, this event serves as a reminder that everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and an emergency plan for themselves, their families and businesses.  Visit  www.Ready.gov(link is external) for more information about how to prepare for and what to do in the event of an actual emergency. ‘Obviously, this is something we hope we never have to use,’ said Jim Condon of the Vermont Association of Broadcasters.  ‘However, it’s important to know how well the nationwide system works in the event of a real emergency.’ For more information on the National EAS Test, visit www.easalert.org(link is external). The National EAS Test is being conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).last_img read more

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