Monsoon Safety Awareness Week - Tucson News Now

Monsoon Safety Awareness Week

Arizona is just weeks away from monsoon downpours. The numbers start going into the records on June 15th each year, but the heavy rain doesn't generally arrive until early July. To get ready for the summer severe weather, this week is Monsoon Safety Awareness Week.

MonsoonSafety.org says "the goal of Monsoon Safety Awareness Week is to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and property damage caused by weather related dangers that occur during the monsoon. Through education about proper precautionary actions to be taken, lives can be saved and property losses can be minimized."

Tucson News Now's Monsoon in the Digital Age half-hour special airs this week. The special focuses on how modern technology is keeping us safer than ever before from severe weather impacts. Air dates are listed below. 

KOLD Channel 13 airdates 

  • Thursday 6/12 at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday 6/14 at 4:30 PM
  • Sunday 6/15 at 10:00 AM
FOX Channel 11 airdates
  • Thursday 6/19 6:30 PM
  • Sunday 6/22 5:30 PM

 

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  • What exactly is an Arizona monsoon?

    What exactly is an Arizona monsoon?

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:06 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:06:37 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:32:09 GMT
    If you're unfamiliar with a monsoon, there is plenty to expect. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)If you're unfamiliar with a monsoon, there is plenty to expect. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Last Friday marked the official start of the monsoon season and rain quickly followed suit in the Phoenix area. But what exactly does it mean to begin the monsoon season?

    Last Friday marked the official start of the monsoon season and rain quickly followed suit in the Phoenix area. But what exactly does it mean to begin the monsoon season?

  • Weekend storm picks up trampoline, drops it in palm trees

    Weekend storm picks up trampoline, drops it in palm trees

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:11:58 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    A large trampoline on the east side near 22nd St. and Sarnoff Dr. was caught in the wind during storms over Tucson ended up wedged between 2 palm trees, more than 30 feet in the air. 

    A large trampoline on the east side near 22nd St. and Sarnoff Dr. was caught in the wind during storms over Tucson ended up wedged between 2 palm trees, more than 30 feet in the air. 

  • Marana to hand out sandbags to residents

    Marana to hand out sandbags to residents

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:23:40 GMT

    Flooding at your home during monsoon and you live in Marana?  No problem, the Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags to residents every Tuesday, beginning June 19 and lasting through the rainy season.

    Flooding at your home during monsoon and you live in Marana?  No problem, the Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags to residents every Tuesday, beginning June 19 and lasting through the rainy season.

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