Gov. Ducey issues Declaration of Emergency after deadly flooding in Gila Bend

File photo of Gov. Doug Ducey.
File photo of Gov. Doug Ducey.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)
Updated: Aug. 16, 2021 at 9:34 PM MST
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GILA BEND, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Governor Ducey issued a Declaration of Emergency for the Town of Gila Bend after the deadly flooding in the area from Friday’s monsoon storm.

“Throughout the weekend, the State worked with local first responders & emergency officials in response to the flash flooding. On Saturday, we directed the Department of Emergency & Military Affairs to stand up the State Emergency Operations Center,” Ducey said in a tweet.

Ducey announced the state will be giving up to $200,000 to help with the town’s response and recovery efforts.

On Saturday, the mayor of the Town of Gila Bend announced the city’s declaration for the state of emergency. Saturday morning, as the American Red Cross was ordered to assist residents. Just a couple hours later, the Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Jack Sellers, declared a local emergency for the county. At least two people have died and a state of emergency has been declared in Gila Bend after heavy monsoon rains ravaged the Valley overnight.

A list of resources to help flood victims can be found here.