Sent on 9/18/2014 11:50:13 AM
On the morning of Wednesday, September 17, 2014, final preparations were made for the arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Odile. A list of sand bag providers was compiled and distributed via our social media pages, email, and Nixle. Weather and roadway updates were provided and continue to be provided to the community by way of email and social media. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies and fire personnel became aware of rising waters in the Nogales wash and it was determined that pre-evacuation notices would need to be made to the residents of the Chula Vista and Pete Kitchen subdivisions in Nogales. In coordination with the Nogales Police Department and the American Red Cross, residents were directed to meet at a centralized location for further assistance from the American Red Cross. A few hours later wash levels receded to safer levels. At this time the water level remains high and continues to be monitored by county and fire personnel. As a result of runoff reaching Patagonia Lake and several higher elevations, running water has currently closed Pendleton Drive at the Sonoita Creek Wash (near the Rio Rico Golf Course), Peck Canyon Drive near Via Cocospera and Corrida de Toros at Camino Agua Fria. Further updates will continue to be provided via Nixle, Facebook (www.facebook.com/SantaCruzCountySheriff), and Twitter (http://twitter.com/SCCSheriff).