Gila County received state and federal funding to prevent significant flooding in the future and this comes after towns like Miami saw devastating floods this past monsoon season.
The annual rainy period known simply as “the monsoon” ended Thursday with widespread precipitation across New Mexico and Arizona, including snow in higher elevations.
A meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the 2021 monsoon season has been one of the wettest seasons on record. However, drier times are also ahead for the state.
Back in August, heavy flooding devastated the small town of Gila Bend, killing two people and forcing dozens of helicopter rescues.
We've had more rain this summer than in recent years and more rain means more mosquitoes. There have already been seven West Nile deaths in Maricopa County this year, and FOX 10's Ty Brennan looks to see how county officials are monitoring and treating the mosquito problem.
The Arizona Game and Fish Dept. says two species of bats are making pit stops in the state during their migration to Mexico.
The 2021 monsoon provided nearly 80 billion gallons of inflow into the SRP utility’s reservoirs on the the Salt and Verde rivers during July and August.
Biden also ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas of Arizona affected by severe storms and floods waters.
The constant monsoon rains have filled nearly every Arizona water catchment to its brim.
Pumpkins in Arizona will be plentiful this season as monsoon storms helped them grow big, colorful and healthy just before families begin picking pumpkins to carve for the fall.
“Copious moisture from the remains of Nora moving into the region will still produce widespread TS activity across the region Tue/Wed.” the National Weather Service's Phoenix office said in a tweet.
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.
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.
The Phoenix Herpetological Society says there are many frogs coming out, enjoying the monsoonal weather in Arizona right now, but there is a toad, in particular, to watch out for.
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. Doug Ducey says damage caused by post-wildfire flooding has taken a severe toll on parts of Coconino County.
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.
Monsoon 2021 in Phoenix is nearing an 1896 record of days with measurable rainfall. This means Phoenix has about a month to beat the 1896 record.
The Phoenix area can expect a warm up after an active monsoon season cooled much of the state, the National Weather Service says.
Residents in Gila Bend are still cleaning up, days after flooding caused by a round of monsoon weather killed two people. Meanwhile, Gov. Doug Ducey met with community leaders on Aug. 20.