A cooling center and resources are available to the Douglas community following the power outage caused by a monsoon storm on Tuesday evening.
Cochise County Emergency Management on Wednesday established a cooling center located at the Douglas Visitor Center to provide ice, water, A.C., and Wi-Fi to families affected by the storm power outage. The cooling center will be available through Thursday evening, as electric power is expected to be restored by Friday morning.
According to Arizona Public Services (APS), the power outage is expected to last until Friday morning. Residents are encouraged to check the online APS Outage Map for updates at outagemap.aps.com/outageviewer/. Residents are also advised to avoid going near damaged powerlines and to immediately call the APS Electrical Safety Hazard line at (800) 253-9408 if their property power lines are damaged.
Today, Cochise County Emergency Management, the National Weather Service Tucson, the American Red Cross, and the Sheriff’s Assist Team conducted damage assessments in the northern areas of Douglas where the storm damage was prevalent.
Beginning on 9 a.m. on Friday, the American Red Cross will be available in person to support families with disaster assistance applications. They will be located at the Douglas Fire Department at 1400 E 10th St, Douglas, AZ 85607. The American Red Cross Disaster Line 1-800-842-7349 is also available to citizens whose homes have been damaged and need shelter assistance.
For more information and updates, visit the Cochise County Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/CochiseCountyAZ or call Cochise County Emergency Management at 520-432-9223.