While most people assume Arizona is a desolate desert, it can actually be a wet oasis. 2021 has seen an exceedingly rainy summer. Although it has been beneficial for our vegetation, wildlife, and daily living, the Arizona monsoon season can also be quite dangerous.
Arizona Monsoon Floods Gila Bend
Earlier this month, Governor Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration to support Gila Bend after severe flooding.
Maricopa County also declared an emergency, enabling the county Department of Emergency Management to begin coordinating various organizations to assist in the response.
Maricopa County provided residents with more than 30 tons of sandbags, as well as access to equipment and supplies to remove debris and other cleanup efforts.
The Aftermath of the Monsoon and Flood in Gila Bend
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, public safety officers rescued at least 30 people and two others died as a result of the flooding.
Additionally, The American Red Cross opened an emergency center and shelter at Gila Bend High School for those impacted by the floods.
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