Storm-damaged Talking Stick Resort reopens

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ/AP) - More than a month after a monsoon caused major flooding and damage, Talking Stick Resort has reopened in Scottsdale.

"After the dedicated work of staff and skilled contractors, the necessary repairs were made to restore the property's electrical system and other areas. We appreciate everyone's patience during this time, as we made the decision early on to only reopen the property after ensuring quality work was completed, verified and authorized by qualified agencies."

Flooding and damaged forced hundreds of guests and employees to evacuate the resort and the property closed Aug. 11. It was initially supposed to reopen a week later, but Talking Stick spokesman Ramon Martinez says the damage was more extensive than originally thought.

He says managers are looking into how to ensure this level of damage does not happen again.

The resort looks forward to debuting its fall concert series, which will kick off Sunday, September 30 with The Life Tour featuring Boy George and Culture Club, the B'52s, and Thomas Bailey of the Thompson Twins.