Rainy season unleashes with fury, beauty across Arizona

Monsoon storms have brought spectacular lightning shows and record rainfall to the region’s deserts. They’ve also brought destruction, flooding streets and homes, and leading to some swift water rescues and several deaths.

Monsoon storm making its way over Arizona once again

Rain began to fall across counties in Arizona on Wednesday and the Flood Control District of Maricopa County said it saw impressive rainfall totals already by the afternoon as rain is expected to continue through the night.

Monsoon flooding damages border wall gates in east Arizona

A spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Tucson sector confirmed the gates were open last week when water from the historic rainfall rushed through the Douglas area near the San Bernardino Wildlife Refuge in Cochise County.

Gov. Ducey issues emergency declaration for Coconino County amid flooding

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration for Coconino County, making state money available to help with clean up in the Flagstaff area. Over 3 inches of rain fell on the Museum Fire Burn Scar earlier this month, damaging several homes and businesses. The governor has also asked FEMA for additional resources to help with flood clean up in Gila Bend.