flash flooding

This weekend’s monsoon activity led to further flooding in the area of the Museum Fire Burn Scar in Flagstaff. Other parts of the city flooded, as well, including the downtown area and parts of Northern Arizona University.

NAU issued temporary road closures Saturday night due to flood waters. The National Weather Service predicts a 55% chance of rain and thunderstorms today in Flagstaff, with stronger storms expected to return later in the week.



The Navajo County Board of Supervisors has declared a State of Emergency due to localized flooding. The county has activated an Emergency Operations Center and will be sending updates through social media platforms, primarily the Navajo County Emergency Management and Preparedness page, https://www.facebook.com/NavajoCountyEM.

A strong monsoon pattern is expected to impact much of the state through at least late Saturday night. County officials across central and northern Arizona advise people living below burn scars and in other flood prone areas to be prepared. 

Scott Heinsius

Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy and Coconino County Chair of the Board of Supervisors Matt Ryan have declared states of emergency following this week’s monsoon flooding.