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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State ARIZONA
County/Area GILA
WFO PSR
Begin Date 01/28/2008 04:00:00 MST-7
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth E
Begin Location PUNKIN CENTER
Begin Lat/Lon 33.87/-111.28
End Date 01/28/2008 19:00:00 MST-7
End Range 8
End Azimuth NW
End Location GOVERNMENT HILL
End Lat/Lon 33.77/-111.24
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 100.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Moderate to heavy rainfall amounts were reported over two days after a plume of subtropical air moved into Arizona. The heaviest amounts occurred over the higher terrain generally east and north of Phoenix, resulting in flooded roads and other low-lying areas. About 3 inches fell at McDowell Mountain Park near Fountain Hills. The peak release from Granite Reef Dam into the Salt River was about 22,000 cfs.
Event Narrative Law enforcement reported about 80 people had to be evacuated as flood waters from the Tonto Creek affected portions of Tonto Basin. A spotter in Tonto Basin reported part of a road being washed out. A power outage affected about 2,300 homes and was blamed on flooding when power poles near the creek were taken down. A small dike gave way which resulted in additional flooding of homes and roads. The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Tonto Basin Kiwanis Club and the Tonto Basin School. Gila County declared an emergency due to the flooding.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
PEORIA MARICOPA CO. AZ 01/27/2008 17:05 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW RIVER MARICOPA CO. AZ 01/27/2008 18:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUTTER GILA CO. AZ 01/28/2008 00:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
PUNKIN CENTER GILA CO. AZ 01/28/2008 04:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 150.00K 0.00K