Flash Floods In Arizona: Guv Ducey Declares State Of Emergency

Phoenix: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration earlier on Friday for Coconino County, making up to $200,000 available for response to flash flooding in the Flagstaff area.



“Severe post-wildfire flooding is creating dangerous challenges for communities in northern Arizona,” Ducey said. “The flooding is causing road closures, damaging property and putting Arizonans’ safety at risk.”

The National Weather Service issued a barrage of weather statements on Friday, warning of flood potential across the state. Many places have received more rain in the past month than in the entire 2020 monsoon season, which ran from mid-June through September, the weather service said.

“Torrential rainfall” sent flood waters flowing across State Highway 87 about 70 miles (112 kilometers) southeast of Flagstaff at one point on Friday evening between Payson and Pine, the service said.

The city of Flagstaff said many sections of its urban trail system were damaged and impassable due to recent flooding.

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