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Monsoon, Flooding Impacts Hopi Tribe

KUYI Hopi Radio

Flooding has continued to impact the Hopi Nation with road closures and muddy conditions after a rise in monsoon activity. Tribal officials say affected villages include Moenkopi and Polacca, and that incident command teams are assessing windmills to ensure safe water hauling for residents.

Last night, the First Mesa Consolidated Villages Office warned of further flooding in the Polacca Wash. One death has been reported on the reservation amid the severe flooding; tribal law enforcement says one man was recovered from a submerged vehicle on Indian Route 6720 and pronounced dead Sunday; two additional adults were transported to the Tuba City Regional Health Care Center.