GO status lifted; residents may return home

GO status lifted; residents may return home

Post Date:03/16/2023 9:05 a.m.

SEDONA, Ariz. – With Oak Creek levels lowering, the GO status issued last night, March 15, 2023 to evacuate certain neighborhoods, has been lifted. All residents may return home and are reminded to be in ready status and watch for changing weather.

The areas in the evacuation included:

Trails End Rd
Trails End Ln
Blackhawk Ln
Newcastle Ln
Oak Creek Mobilodge
Copper Cliffs Dr
Copper Cliffs Ln
Sycamore Rd
the Villas at Poco Diablo Resort
Center for the New Age
Rancho Sedona RV park
houses north of the Rancho Sedona RV park on Bear Wallow Ln

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Ready, set, go explainedReady, set, go is a nationwide program adopted by the 15 Arizona Sheriffs that educates residents about proactive measures to take before an emergency and actions to follow when communities are threatened. The following explains each stage of the program:

Ready status indicates that you should be aware of the hazards that can threaten your community and take proactive steps to prepare for seasonal threats. The city encourages all residents to always be in ready status.
Set status indicates that you need to be alert because there is significant danger and residents should consider voluntarily relocating outside the affected area.
Go status indicates danger in your area is imminent and life threatening, and you should evacuate.

More detailsPay attention for the flood warnings and flood advisories issued by the National Weather Service. With snowmelt at higher elevations, and now rain, expect higher than normal flow in Oak Creek. Low water crossings and driveways may become impassable. Do NOT attempt to cross areas if water is present. Turn around, don’t drown.

The city will continue to work closely with its regional partners including the Sedona Fire District and Yavapai and Coconino Counties to monitor future flooding threats.