Flagstaff flooding

It's a muddy mess in Flagstaff.

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Gov. Doug Ducey has issued another declaration of emergency related to recent flooding in Arizona.

Gov. Ducey issued a declaration of emergency for Coconino County on Wednesday to help local leaders and residents in Flagstaff and nearby areas after major flooding damaged homes, neighborhoods and private property. The resources will provide funding and help boost cleanup efforts to build communities back up. Ducey said Wednesday that damage caused by post-wildfire flooding has taken a severe toll on parts of the northern Arizona county.

Gov. Ducey issued a similar order last week for Gila Bend in Maricopa County after flooding left two people dead and 30 people had to be rescued. Ducey also sent a request to FEMA for additional resources be sent to Gila Bend where hundreds of homes were damaged.

Flooding forces Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff to cancel classes

"The state will continue to work closely with local leaders, community members, businesses, emergency response personnel, first responders and volunteers to ensure those affected have the support and resources they need to recover and move forward," Ducey said in a tweet.

The National Weather Service reported Aug. 17 that up to 3.3 inches of rain fell on the Museum Fire burn scar and surrounding areas in Coconino County.

Severe post-fire floods have impacted local communities causing damage to private property, public buildings and infrastructure, and roadway and drainage system damages.


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