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Breaking News!!: Essex, CA: Bridge washed out and truck crash along National Trails Highway.

Breaking News!!: Essex, CA: Bridge washed out and truck crash along National Trails Highway.

The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that a bridge has washed out along National Trails Highway, also known as Route 66, near Danby Road near Essex, California.

National Trails Highway is reportedly closed from Kelbaker Road near Amboy, California to Interstate 40 near Fenner, California due to the bridge being washed out from storms.

Alternate route around Route 66 closure is Interstate 40.

Pictures posted on the California Highway Patrol Needles Facebook page show the damage to the bridge along the famous highway known as Route 66.

California Highway Patrol also tells ZachNews that a truck tried to get by the washed out bridge, but wasn’t able to and landed on the ground before being fully engulfed.

At least 2 people were able to get out of the truck.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Rain over Needles, California.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Rain over Needles, California.

Rain is falling over communities moving towards Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona.

Weather radar from KNBC Channel 4 shows moderate to some heavy rain moving over the communities of Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona.

In case the storm get worst and you’re in the area of Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona, please be on watch and ready for the thunderstorms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 8:00pm PT/MST on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 for portions of northwest Arizona and southeast California, including the following areas, in northwest Arizona, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave and Northwest Deserts. In southeast California, San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley.

** More Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=4%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=34.8402&lon=-114.6071#.WXdC1usrLcc

If the thunderstorms begin to get worst and approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Monsoon 2017. **

Weather Alert!!: Fenner, CA: Thunderstorms over communities near Route 66 and Interstate 40.

Weather Alert!!: Fenner, CA: Thunderstorms over communities near Route 66 and Interstate 40.

Thunderstorms over communities near Route 66 and Interstate 40.

Weather radar from KNBC Channel 4 shows moderate to heavy rain with possible thunder and lightning over communities near Route 66 and Interstate 40 near Fenner, California and Essex, California.

Some small thunderstorms were seen on the weather radar pooping up near U.S. 95 and Interstate 40 just west of Needles, California and lightning in the clouds could be seen distance in the mountains west of Needles, California.

In case the thunderstorms get worst and you’re in the area of Fenner, California, Essex, California, and Needles, California, please be on watch and ready for the thunderstorms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 5:00am PT/MST on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 for portions of northwest Arizona, southeast California, and Nevada, including the following areas, in northwest Arizona, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave and Northwest Deserts. In southeast California, Cadiz Basin, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin, San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley, and Western Mojave Desert. In Nevada, Esmeralda and Central Nye County and Western Clark and Southern Nye County.

** More Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=4%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=34.8402&lon=-114.6071#.WXbWXOsrLcc

If the thunderstorms begin to get worst and approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Monsoon 2017. **

Downtown Needles, CA: Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care holding a C.P.R. and First Aid Class for adoptive and foster parents on Saturday. 

Downtown Needles, CA: Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care holding a C.P.R. and First Aid Class for adoptive and foster parents on Saturday.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care will be holding a C.P.R. and First Aid Class for adoptive and foster parents starting at 2:00pm PT on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at their new office located at 244 G Street, Suite F, in Downtown Needles, California.

** Picture from ZachNews: **

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care is a nonprofit that has been contracted by the County of San Bernardino, Children and Family Services to find Resource Families and Resource Partners in Needles, California.

Resource Families are families interested in fostering or adopting.

The goal is to keep removed children in their own school and community to facilitate visitation with their family with the hope of reunification.

Resource Partners are individuals, churches, businesses or organizations who can partner with Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care to provide Welcome Baskets, Meal Trains, Clothing Drive, Birthday/Holiday Gifts, Spiritual and Professional Services.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care was founded by Isabel’s two teenage sons, Michael and Joseph, who were 14 and 15 years old, who won Community Hero for their Community Project in 2012.

Since that time, they have helped hundreds of families and children.

Please sign up on the Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care website to partner with them in helping children and families in Needles, California.

http://www.wateroflifecc.org/embraceme

For more information about Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care, please contact Isabel Hunt at: 1 (909) 418-4640.

** More information about Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care can also be found at the following website and social media websites: **

  • Embrace Me!:

http://www.embraceme-family.com/

  • Embrace Me! on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Embrace-Me-Adoption-Foster-Care-345548658868466/

** Flyer Pictured Above from Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care: **

Downtown Needles, CA: Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care hosting “Call to Action” Luncheon Meeting.

Downtown Needles, CA: Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care hosting “Call to Action” Luncheon Meeting on Friday.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care will be hosting a “Call to Action” Luncheon Meeting starting at 12:00pm PT on Friday, July 21st, 2017 at their new office located at 244 G Street, Suite F, in Downtown Needles, California.

** Picture from ZachNews: **

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care is a nonprofit that has been contracted by the County of San Bernardino, Children and Family Services to find Resource Families and Resource Partners in Needles, California.

Resource Families are families interested in fostering or adopting.

The goal is to keep removed children in their own school and community to facilitate visitation with their family with the hope of reunification.

Resource Partners are individuals, churches, businesses or organizations who can partner with Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care to provide Welcome Baskets, Meal Trains, Clothing Drive, Birthday/Holiday Gifts, Spiritual and Professional Services.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care was founded by Isabel’s two teenage sons, Michael and Joseph, who were 14 and 15 years old, who won Community Hero for their Community Project in 2012.

Since that time, they have helped hundreds of families and children.

Please sign up on the Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care website to partner with them in helping children and families in Needles, California.

http://www.wateroflifecc.org/embraceme

For more information about Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care, please contact Isabel Hunt at: 1 (909) 418-4640.

** More information about Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care can also be found at the following website and social media websites: **

  • Embrace Me!:

http://www.embraceme-family.com/

  • Embrace Me! on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Embrace-Me-Adoption-Foster-Care-345548658868466/

** Flyer Pictured Above from Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care: **

News Alert!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: EPCOR discovers water leak in a main line.

News Alert!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: EPCOR discovers water leak in a main line.

According to the water utility company EPCOR, they have discovered a water leak in a main lines in Mohave Valley, Arizona on Thursday, July 20th, 2017.

Because of the leak in one of their main lines here, EPCOR is predicting a 6 hour period for the water to be off.

EPCOR have not release the exact location of this leak.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, their fire station located at 1451 Willow Drive in Mohave Valley, Arizona has no water.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Monsoon 2017: Preparing for the storms.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Monsoon 2017: Preparing for the storms.

With monsoon season 2017 in full swing, people living or visiting the Colorado River Tri-State area should be prepare for any monsoon storms that may surprise you.

Here are some information you, your family, and friends should know about to get ready for the next storm during Monsoon 2017.

**** Preparing For The Storms Tips: ****

  • Flooding Around Property:

Sandbags are the best way to divert water from doorways and help to protect your home from flooding during a monsoon storm. Free sand is available for pickup at many fire stations throughout the Valley.

Some stations provide bags and shovels for use, but others require residents to bring their own shovels and bags.

You can call your local fire department or check its website to see what you will need to bring to get sandbags for your home.

  • Flooded Roadways: 

According to the National Weather Service, nearly half of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related.

Never drive into a flooded roadway and if barricades are set up, never drive around the barricades. The barricades are there for a reason, usually because flooding is anticipated or has already happened.

It is extremely difficult to estimate the depth of running water or the strength of a current.

In addition, the road could be damaged and unsafe for drivers.

Remember that saying, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

It only takes 1 to 2 feet of water to float most vehicles, including S.U.V.’s.

If you spotted somebody in a vehicle stuck in the fast moving floodwaters and is in need of help, please call 911 immediately.

  • People Playing Around Floodwaters: 

Never allow anybody, especially children to play around floodwaters or washes during heavy rain storms.

As the great weatherman Dave Munsey from Fox 10 Phoenix always say for years at the end of his weather forecasts, “Watch your kids around water”.

They can be swept away and possibly drown in the fast moving floodwaters.

If you spotted somebody in the fast moving floodwaters and is in need of help, please call 911 immediately.

  • Thunderstorms and Lightning:

If you can hear thunder, then you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Take shelter in a sturdy building or a hard-topped vehicle. You should remain in this shelter 30 minutes after hearing the last rumble of thunder.

Telephone lines conduct electricity, so avoid using landline phones during a storm.

Metal pipes also conduct electricity, so avoid taking showers and baths or using running water during a storm.

Bring pets indoors.

  • High Winds:

Thunderstorm winds often exceed 40 mph and straight-line winds can exceed 100 mph.

Move into a central interior room away from windows to avoid blowing debris that could shatter glass.

If you are driving in high winds, slow down and anticipate steering correction when moving from protected to unprotected wind areas or when encountering large passing vehicles.

Be aware of high-profile vehicles such as semi trucks, buses, campers, or those towing a trailer because they can be unpredictable during high winds.

Before the monsoon storm hits, evaluate large trees close to your home for potential hazards.

  • Dust Storms:

If you get caught in a dust storm while driving, pull off the roadway as far as safely possible, turn off headlights and taillights, put the vehicle in park, and take your foot off the brake.

With reduced visibility, other drivers behind you could see the brake lights and assume you are driving on the road and follow your lights.

When severe dust storms occur, consider cleaning your smoke detectors.

Dust can clog detectors and cause false alarms.

  • Downed Utility Lines:

If utility lines are down across a roadway, consider any downed power line to be energized and dangerous.

Never touch a downed power line or anything close to it.

High voltage can travel through the ground.

Stay at least 100 feet away from any downed lines.

If utility lines are down across a vehicle and the vehicle is occupied, stay in the vehicle until professional help arrives.

Avoid contact with metal surfaces both inside and outside the vehicle.

If there is a fire in the vehicle, jump from the vehicle landing on both feet.

Hop away, keeping both feet in contact with each other until you are at least 100 feet from the vehicle.

** Remember to have an emergency survival kit in your home and in your vehicle in case of any weather related emergency and make sure to have a plan ready in case you need to evacuate because of a weather elated incident. Only call 911 if there is a life threatening emergency and following all local weather and news outlets, including the National Weather Service and ZachNews for the latest information on the storms as well as foe the latest weather conditions for the rest of the week. Take Care, Be Safe, and Be Ready!! ** 

** Pictures from ZachNews: **