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John Stewart

Officials Remind Public of Flash Flood Hazards, Information Resources

Payson, Ariz., July 21, 2017 — The recent tragic flash flood event north of Payson serves as a reminder that flash floods can occur in any drainage, creek and river throughout the state during heavy rains and monsoon storms.

Floods are among nature’s most common and destructive natural hazards. The public should be aware that even when storms do not appear to be in the immediate area, rain from a storm miles upstream can drain quickly and create flash floods miles downstream.

According to the National Weather Service’s U.S. Natural Hazard Statistics, flash floods are the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the U.S. These flash floods are extremely dangerous and swift, carrying debris, trees, rocks, large boulders, and mud that can sweep away anything or anyone in its path along stream, creek and river channels.

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Charities Earn Money By Using Trucks To Make a Difference

AmericanTrucks “Positive Payload” Program Supports Charities Who Rely on Volunteer’s Trucks

MALVERN, Pa. (July 11, 2017) – AmericanTrucks is excited to officially announce the launch of the Positive Payload program. Reinvesting in the community through supporting non-profit charities, the Positive Payload program assists charities that rely on pickup trucks to get the job done, with a $2,000 donation. AmericanTrucks is looking to help any non-profit charity organization that uses F-150s, Silverados, Sierras, or Rams in any capacity to better their community.

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Outdoor recreation on Public lands

The Bureau of Land Management has launched a web-based tool to improve the public's access to thousands of recreation sites across BLM-managed public lands.  These sites offer visitors unique opportunities and memorable experiences as vast as the land itself.

BLM provides a basic summary of the recreation site, contact information for the agency field office, fee information where applicable, necessary permits and passes, and maps.

Users can search by location, keyword or activity — everything from auto touring to winter sports.

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Firefighters contain wildfire in Williams despite drone incursion

Unauthorized drone flights could cause serious injury or death to firefighters in the air or firefighters and members of the public on the ground. 

Williams, Ariz., June 18, 2017— Firefighters contained a small wildfire Thursday in Williams near Oak and 11th streets despite a drone flying over the area that temporarily delayed the arrival of a helicopter attempting to drop water on the blaze.

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Win $7,000 In Parts For Your F-150 Build

Pick The Parts You Want & AmericanMuscle Will Cover The Install

MALVERN, Pa. (June 14, 2017) – Take your F-150 build to the next level by upgrading it with all of the parts you have been longing for. AmericanMuscle is giving away $7,000 in F-150 parts for your summertime build; you pick out the parts you want and AmericanMuscle will cover the install. 

You can go all out with a lift kit, set of wheels and tires, and a full exhaust system, or focus on protection and armor up your truck from bumper to bumper. The choice is yours for how you want to mod your Ford truck. AmericanMuscle, for its part, is  providing the means to make your dream build become a reality by covering the installation costs at your local shop. 

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