Night Flooding And Evacuations In Navajo County After Heavy Monsoon Storms
NAVAJO COUNTY FLOOD UPDATE:
Extensive overnight flooding occurred in Navajo County with evacuation orders in effect for some areas. All residents in the Silver Creek Drainage Basin from Shumway to Taylor and Snowflake were asked to evacuate Saturday night as strong monsoon storms moved across the area. County officials estimated a 1-4 hour window for evacuations to remain in place.
Blue sections on the Navajo County Public Works map indicate flooded areas.
Many roads in flood areas are closed or impassable. Emergency managers urge the public to stay alert and never attempt to cross flooded roadways or enter flooded streams, creeks or washes.
The National Weather Service says a Flood Watch remains in effect through midnight tonight across much of central and northern Arizona.
EVACUATION SHELTER INFORMATION:
A human shelter has been set up at Holbrook High School in the wrestling room: 455 N 8th Ave, Holbrook, AZ 86025
A livestock shelter is open at the Navajo County Fairgrounds in Holbrook, AZ: 404 E Hopi Dr, Holbrook, AZ 86025
At this time, county officials say they are unable to accept smaller animals due to limited resources but will reevaluate the situation soon.