Jun 02

Monsoon Season is Just Around the Corner

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 9:23 AM by Samantha Thomas

The official start to the Arizona monsoon season is June 15. While these storms can be a nice break from the heat, they can also be dangerous. Should you find yourself in a monsoon, follow these safety tips to ensure you are well prepared:
 
  • Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall. Remember that it does not have to be raining for you to be struck by lightning.
  • If you hear thunder, you are close enough to a storm to be struck by lightning. Control of a vehicle can be lost in as little as 6 inches of water. Most vehicles will begin to float in 2 feet of water. It is very difficult, especially at night, to discern the depth or force of flowing water.
  • Dust storms are also a common result of monsoons. If you are driving during a dust storm, pull to the side of the road until it passes. Be sure to park as far over as you can and turn off your headlights and taillights until it is safe to return to driving.

For more information, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/safetytips for monsoon transportation safety information.

Jun 02

West Valley Art Museum Reopens

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 9:23 AM by Samantha Thomas

The West Valley Art Museum (WVAM) announces the reopening of the WVAM Art Gallery located on the first floor of Peoria City Hall at 8401 W. Monroe Street. The museum asks patrons to observe all current government recommendations on social distancing and personal hygiene when visiting the WVAM Art Gallery. The popular annual juried Celebration of Artists 2020 exhibit is currently on view through Thursday, June 25. The exhibit is open free to the public on Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, contact WVAM at 623-972-0635.
Jun 02

Update Your Voter Registration

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 9:22 AM by Samantha Thomas

Did you know that you must update your voter registration every time you move? July 6 is the deadline to update your information for the Aug. 4 primary election. To register to vote for the first time or to update your voter registration information, including your address, name, or political party preference, visit www.servicearizona.com. Remember to always be wary of online sites or phone calls offering voter registration services. The state’s only online registration system is secure, efficient and personal information is never sold to commercial interests.