Storms pound US, causing mudslides, power outages


As wildfires flare up in the drought-stricken West, other regions remain at risk of severe storms.

In Arizona, heavy rains caused flooding, crippled infrastructure, blocked roadways and killed a woman in Grand Canyon National Park, officials said.

Rebecca Copeland, 29, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was found on Thursday after a flash flood during a rafting trip in the Colorado River.

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The city of Flagstaff and Coconino County opened a joint emergency operations center, and Governor Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration for the area on Friday.

“The severe flooding following wildfires is creating dangerous challenges for communities in northern Arizona,” he told. “The floods are closing roads, damaging property and threatening the safety of Arizonans.”

A resident carries back floodwater as monsoon rain falls on the fire-burning area of ​​the Museum of Flooding from Paradise Wash in eastern Flagstaff, Ariz., Wednesday, July 14, 2021. The threat of flash floods will persist through next week, the National Weather Service said, although coverage will be more scattered than widespread. (Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP)

Some flooding occurred earlier in the neighborhoods affected by the 2019 museum fire.

The National Weather Service said several areas of the Copper State received more rain in the past month than in the entire 2020 monsoon season.

In nearby Utah, flooding in Iron County Contribution to train derailment on Thursday.

The accident happened near Lund, in which three workers were injured, although not seriously.

In this photo provided by the Iron County Sheriff's Department, emergency personnel remove an injured train worker from the scene of a train derailment near Lund, Utah, Thursday, July 15, 2021.  Three employees of a goods train were injured when it derailed while crossing.  A water-covered track in a remote part of southern Utah on Thursday night, officials said.  The train, which had about 100 cars, turned on its side after derailing near Lund, about 85 miles from the Nevada border.  (Iron County Sheriff's Department via AP)

In this photo provided by the Iron County Sheriff’s Department, emergency personnel remove an injured train worker from the scene of a train derailment near Lund, Utah, Thursday, July 15, 2021. Three employees of a goods train were injured when it derailed while crossing. A water-covered track in a remote part of southern Utah on Thursday night, officials said. The train, which had about 100 cars, turned on its side after derailing near Lund, about 85 miles from the Nevada border. (Iron County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

Monsoon season has also knocked in New Mexico. Highway 70 near the state’s White Sands Missile Range reopened After the rain covered the area in four feet of mud for more than seven miles.

Last Sunday, in less than 15 minutes, one-and-a-half inches of rain destroyed paved roads.

a driver told Las Cruces Sun News on Thursday That his car suddenly got washed away in the mud.

in Colorado, The Aspen Times reported on Friday That mudslides and flash flood warnings also caused frequent closures due to the burn mark of Interstate 70 at Glenwood Canyon. Last year’s 32,631-acre Grizzly Creek Fire.

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The central western states have also witnessed flash floods and thunderstorms in the last few days.

in eastern WisconsinFloodwaters from heavy rains restricted travel, closed roads and filled basements with water.

Detroit got wet on fridayHighways and suburbs flooded just three weeks after the storm thousands of cellars destroyed.

a state police officer used boat To rescue a man trapped in the city on top of his submerged car.

A semi-trailer travels through a flooded road on Friday, July 16, 2021 in Dearborn, Mich.  Detroit area residents are still drying out their basements from last month's flooding, but now more flooding is on the horizon as heavy rain moves through southern Michigan.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

A semi-trailer travels through a flooded road on Friday, July 16, 2021 in Dearborn, Mich. Detroit area residents are still drying out their basements from last month’s flooding, but now more flooding is on the horizon as heavy rain moves through southern Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Cincinnati.com reported on Friday that thousands Ohioans Were Without Power Heavy rain and thunderstorms passed through the area on Friday night.

NWS said on Saturday There is a possibility of more heavy rain and thundershowers in the Northeast, with the possibility of flash floods in the low-lying areas.

The agency warned of “excessive rainfall” in parts of the Northeast and New England, and the possibility of isolated tornadoes and damaging wind gusts between western Connecticut and northeast Maryland.

In the Southeast, Lower Mississippi Valley and Southern Plains, isolated rain and flash floods are expected.

The NWS said the southwest monsoon could continue to create a distinct flash flood risk of additional rainfall and thunderstorms over the weekend.

More heat warnings and watches have also been issued in Montana and the Intermountain West, and the Northern Plains and northern Great Basin can expect to see average temperatures once again.

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The heat will exacerbate the drought felt through the region, increasing the risk of wildfires.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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