Monsoon storms causing flash flooding in Flagstaff, over 1,000 without power

Thousands were without power and had to deal with flooding after a monsoon storm rolled through Flagstaff.
Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 2:33 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 26, 2022 at 5:16 PM MST
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FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Heavy monsoon rain caused flash flooding in Flagstaff on Sunday. The storms started around 1:30 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning until 5:15 p.m. Downtown streets were closed and there was flooding along Milton Road and Route 66. Flooding hit the southside neighborhood and north of downtown in the timberline and Wupatki trails neighborhoods. The water then cleared and left behind a muddy mess. Homeowners already had sandbags up around their houses as they prepare for more flooding.

Wayne Johnson and his two dogs were grateful the drainage systems next to his house helped prevent any damage from this round of flooding. But as he drove to work, it didn’t take long to see other areas of town were hit a bit harder. “Driving, there’s a certain area over there where you feel like you hit a wall of water,” Johnson said.

One viewer took a photo of the flooding near Leroux and DuPont roads. The water was seen halfway up the tires of the cars parked on the street. APS reports more than 1,100 customers didn’t have power at one point in the Flagstaff area. Most of the power has been restored.

Here’s a slide show of photos shared with us from viewers in the area:

Other flash-flood warnings in the surrounding area are as follows:

  • Pipeline Fire burn scar areas until 4:30 p.m.
  • Show Low area until 5:15 p.m.
  • Wilhoit, Skull Valley, Kirkland until 5:45 p.m.

There is also an active flash flood warning for areas of Coconino County above the Grand Canyon National Park until 12:00 a.m.