More Rain on the Way to Arizona

Last week in Tucson and Phoenix, there was heavy winter rains and flooding from a tropical hurricane.

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The sky warns of the coming storm. . . . . . . . .

All through the Southwest, are dry creek or river beds where children play but they are warned, as well.  These arroyos or dry creek beds can flood with water in the flash of the eye as water rushes down from higher ground.    The sand does not absorb the large quantities of water quickly, thus it floods roads and homes as it has to go somewhere.

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Mesa was where I taught while living in Gilbert, both suburbs in the Valley of the Sun.

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1378779763-9-9-13-GOOD-EVENING-ARIZONA-RAIN-FLOODING-6PPeople just trying to get home. . . . safely. . . . .

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Water , water everywhere soaking the desert’s dry bones!

Images from Google Public Domain

 

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/arizona-floods-feared-odile-brings-rain-southwest-n204766

Have you experienced a flash flood?  Do tell us about your experience. . . .

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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4 Responses to More Rain on the Way to Arizona

  1. Dalo 2013 says:

    I am someone who gets excited when wild & fierce weather systems arrive (and I feel guilty about it, as I know the damage it can do)…but the power of Mother Nature electrifies me. I think with that, though, I have learned and respected storms, and the term “flash flood” always grabs my attention and also instills a bit of fear, as they are so deadly and often ignored.

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    • annetbell says:

      Well, I guess with age and maturity come some wisdom. We lived in Kansas for three years when my husband got his first teaching job. David kept saying he wanted to see tornado! Smart guy with no common sense. He never went out when the siren blast. I was happy about that! Glad you are still alive!!!

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  2. fangboner1 says:

    Haven’t experienced a flash flood like that. However living in Florida I am no stranger to flooding and never ending rainy days. Our soil only absorbs so much as well. No matter how dry we were prior to the rain.

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