Navajo Emergency Operations Center reports on weekend activity

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation Emergency Operation Center (EOC) remained open on Sunday to monitor continuing emergency relief activities. Activity levels were reported to be light, with roadwork and some local distribution sites closed.

Road operations were closed on Sunday to conduct maintenance activities and provide staff with much needed rest. During the past week and a half, road crews worked to clear primary and other roads on the Navajo Nation to open access for residents stranded by recent winter weather.

The Crownpoint, N.M. and Dilkon distribution centers were closed on Sunday. These sites and others throughout the Navajo Nation have provided coal, wood, food, hay, and other supplies to families and livestock.

On Saturday, about 40 people and families were assisted with food, fuel, and hay in the communities of Steamboat, Cornfields, Jeddito, Kinlichee, and Klagetoh.

The last day of the state EOC in Holbrook was on Feb. 1.

Representatives of the Navajo Nation EOC incident command team traveled to Holbrook on Sunday to meet with the State EOC staff on the transition process. Issues for discussion included resources to be transferred to the Navajo EOC and resources to be released


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