Skip to Content

Red Cross: Prepare for worsening extreme weather during National Preparedness Month

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - September is National Preparedness Month, which raises awareness about the importance of preparing for severe weather disasters.

The American Red Cross is urging residents of Arizona to prepare for extreme weather such as flooding, extreme heat and wildfires that affect the state.

The Red Cross says these severe weather events are part of a worsening national trend where they respond to nearly twice as many large disasters across the country compared to a decade ago.

Yuma has experienced flooding in recent weeks that has resulted in record rainfall and extreme temperatures that have resulted in heat-related deaths.

Article Topic Follows: Yuma County

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Zackary Moran-Norris

Zackary Moran-Norris joined KYMA in July 2023 as a weekend reporter. Send him your story ideas to

Author Profile Photo

Karina Bazarte

Karina Bazarte joined the KYMA team as a reporter in September 2022.
Reach out to Karina with story ideas and tips at:


KYMA KECY is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content