A Red Flag Warning is issued by National Weather Service (NWS) to call attention to critical weather conditions that may result in extreme fire behavior. A Red Flag Warning is issued hours to a full day in advance of the critical fire weather event. A Fire Weather Watch is issued when conditions are possible 1-3 days in advance.
Always observe local fire restrictions and closures – they are put into effect to protect lives and property during dry, fire-prone periods. And, as always but especially during Red Flag Warning periods, be extremely careful with activities that: 1. Involve open flames (smoking, campfires, ditch burning, etc) 2. Generate sparks (welding, weed-whacking, lawn mowing, etc), or 3. Create intense heat (Don’t park on dry grass – your catalytic converter is hot, etc)
San Juan County and the Cities of Aztec, Bloomfield, and Farmington are in the process of updating the area Hazard Mitigation Plan. Please click on the link above for more information on the plan and the update process.
The Mission of the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management is to
provide a comprehensive and coordinated emergency management program
that will enhance public safety and reduce the loss of lives and
SAN JUAN COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 209 S OLIVER, AZTEC NM 87410 - 505-334-1180office - 505-334-0915fax