(VIDEO: APS drone footage of power lines being fixed in Pinal County)
At an Emergency Session Meeting on Tuesday, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors declared a State of Emergency related to this week’s storm damage and power outages in Eloy, Arizona City, and surrounding areas.
The storm on Sunday evening knocked out power for approximately ten thousand residents, leaving many vulnerable in the sweltering Arizona heat. Pinal County quickly activated its Emergency Operations Center, which has and continues to work collaboratively with the City of Eloy, APS, and the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office to provide cooling centers, ice distribution centers, and overnight shelters for those who have needed support.
Resources continue to be available for impacted residents, the latest information is available at www.pinalcountyaz.gov. To inquiry about ride assistance and cooling stations or if residents you have questions (non-emergency), call 520-466-9201 or the non-emergency police-related number at 520-466-7324.
Declaring a State of Emergency is a procedure that allows the County and the City to access additional resources and support from the State of Arizona. The City of Eloy had declared a State of Emergency yesterday.
To see the latest outages from APS, click here.