Arizona: State of Emergency Declared, history making rain, floods

Posted on September 9, 2014 • Filed under: Tourist Warning, Travel Weather Issues, United-States

Dow Jones News reported Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared a state of emergency Monday after unusually heavy rainfall flooded several major roads, triggered power outages and school closings in Phoenix, and caused one death. A woman in her 50s was killed Monday morning when her car was swept away by rushing water in Tucson. Authorities hadn’t identified her. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton also declared a local state of emergency after the city saw record daily rainfall of more than 3 inches at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In an average monsoon season, which typically runs from July to September, the Phoenix area receives about 2.71 inches of rain. Maricopa and La Paz counties also declared states of emergency. Read Article

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