rainy sidewalk during a monsoon
The City of Flagstaff this week secured $2.4 million in federal funding for flood mitigation efforts. Mayor Paul Deasy said a recent fire burn scar is the main focus as rain continues to be in the forecast.
Jul. 29, 2022
Water quickly overwhelmed small culverts
Flagstaff will receive more than $2 million to build detention basins for flooding on its west side as the mountain town continues being pummeled with heavy monsoon rains.
Jul. 28, 2022
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Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy on Tuesday said on Twitter he declared a state of emergency as flooding continues throughout the city and Coconino County.
Jul. 26, 2022
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Flagstaff recently experienced two large wildfires — what hotshot firefighter Mark Adams calls “career fires.” And he argues that it’s a matter of when, not if, they’ll significantly damage the city’s iconic landscapes.
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Jul. 26, 2022
Pallets of sandbags
In northern Arizona, flooding threatens about 500 homes, the result of a worst-case scenario where several burn scars in the pine tree mountains are now exposed to a heavy monsoon year.
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Jul. 25, 2022
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Research from Northern Arizona University’s Ecological Restoration Institute will be used to measure the costs, both in dollars and in well-being from forest fires and their flooding aftermath.
Jul. 21, 2022
Dragon Fire
Areas of Grand Canyon National Park that were closed from this summer’s fires have now reopened.
Jul. 21, 2022
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As Arizona hits the midway point of this year’s monsoon season, the active storms have tamped down other weather phenomena the state is used to in the summer months.
Jul. 21, 2022
Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered members of the Arizona National Guard to help with flash flood mitigation efforts around Coconino County. Recent monsoon rains dropped lots of rain on wildfire burn scars in the Flagstaff area.
Jul. 18, 2022
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Big Sandy Fire was 80% contained as of Sunday, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Management.
Jul. 17, 2022
A view from the O'Leary Peak webcam
The man accused of starting a fire yards away from where the Pipeline Fire exploded in the San Francisco Peaks above Flagstaff last month pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge Wednesday.
Jul. 13, 2022
Flagstaff residents fill pickup trucks with sandbags
Residents in northern Arizona will hear from county officials and engineers Thursday night about the new dangers they face from flooding after two major wildfires this year northeast of Flagstaff.
Jul. 12, 2022
Tonto National Forest
An early monsoon brought an end to the high country wildfire season. It may have also extended opportunities to improve forest health.
Jul. 11, 2022
The Tunnel Fire as seen from Mount Elden Lookout
The Flagstaff area has gone through a difficult fire season and continues to deal with the aftermath. But most of the state managed to get through the season without any major fires.
Jul. 6, 2022
a bench at the Hotshots Memorial State Park
As Prescott remembers the lives of 19 firefighters who died in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire, the city’s mayor is emphasizing the dangers first responders face.
Jun. 30, 2022
a bench at the Hotshots Memorial State Park
Nine years ago, the Yarnell fire took the lives of 19 hotshot firefighters. Members of the community near where the fire occurred still feel the effects of the tragedy today.
Jun. 29, 2022
Coconino National Forest
Fire restrictions have been lifted in Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, as well as other public lands in Coconino County.
Jun. 29, 2022
Phoenix Fire Department
Earlier this month, the Phoenix Fire Department began using drones to help crews on the ground better do their jobs. The department has three drones and FAA certifications for eight drone pilots.
Jun. 28, 2022
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Thunderstorms are expected Wednesday and Thursday in northern Arizona. The heavy rain may hit burn scar areas in the San Francisco Peaks and the Yavapai County Mountains.
Jun. 28, 2022
Sandbags have become a normal part of people's landscapes in some Flagstaff neighborhoods
A pair of massive floods that started in the mountains looming over the city of Flagstaff last year damaged entire neighborhoods and overwhelmed drainage systems. Now, city, county and federal officials are racing ahead of this year’s monsoons to create new systems to keep the water moving safely.
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Jun. 22, 2022


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