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200-500 Year Rainfall Event Hits Flagstaff's Museum Fire Burn Scar

Angela Gervasi KNAU

Coconino County officials say a 200-500 year rainfall event hit the Museum Fire Burn Scar in Flagstaff this afternoon. Rain gauges located throughout the burn scar recorded hourly rainfall of more than 3 inches in some areas. South and west gauges recorded more than an inch of rainfall in less than 15 minutes. The Sunnyside neighborhood has been particularly hit hard by flooding this afternoon. The Coconino County Flood Control District and the City of Flagstaff have mobilized all resources and will begin cleanup operations as soon as the water recedes. Officials remind residents to stay away from flash flood flows.