Residents Are Reminded of Dangers of Flash Flooding

With storms in the forecast for the rest of the week, it's a good time to remember that the summer monsoon can produce heavy rains that may result in flash flooding in specific areas. Flash floods can occur many miles away from the storm that causes them. Drivers are reminded to not drive around barricades, which are in place for their protection.

If you come to a flooded roadway, stop. The depth of water is not always obvious and the roadbed may have washed away under the flowing water. In addition, a driver can be fined and forced to pay for rescue costs if there is an incident.

The Pima County Regional Flood Control District has a map that shows current and accumulated rainfall amounts and streamflows of area washes and rivers. You can also sign up to receive weather and other emergency notifications on electronic devices on the Pima County Emergency Alerts website.