PHOENIX — Responding to significant flooding caused by unusual amounts of heavy rainfall, Governor Doug Ducey has declared a State of Emergency in Coconino County, making available additional state resources to support ongoing response and recovery efforts.
Beginning on July 14, 2018 and continuing through July 18, 2018, Coconino County experienced a series of monsoon storms – one produced over three inches or rain in an hour and the other produced over five inches in two hours.
Floodwaters and debris from the storms have damaged private property and public infrastructure, obstructed roadways and interrupted power services. Due to the threat of flash floods, immediate emergency protective measures are needed to protect Arizonans in these communities.
“This declaration will ensure that the necessary resources are available to protect the lives, pets and property of Arizonans,” said Governor Ducey. “Thank you to all of the first responders for their continued dedication to protecting Arizonans in this effort.”
The emergency declaration directs $200,000 in emergency funds to the flooding recovery efforts.