Holy Cow. I keep being told that Havasupai totally got flooded and they had to evacuate people from the canyon the last couple of days. It’s on cnn.com and foxnews.com too. We were pretty lucky!
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ 638 AM MST SUN AUG 17 2008
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… WEST CENTRAL COCONINO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA…
* UNTIL 1245 PM MST
* AT 625 AM MST…THE COCONINO COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTED THAT THE REDLANDS DAM WEST OF VALLE HAD BREACHED. THIS WILL SEND ADDITIONAL FLOOD WATER DOWN CATARACT CANYON…AND ADD TO THE FLASH FLOODING THAT IS ONGOING IN SUPAI THIS MORNING. THE SUPAI POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THAT EXTENSIVE FLOODING IS OCCURRING THIS MORNING…WITH FOOT BRIDGES WASHED OUT AND TREES UPROOTED. EVACUATIONS HAVE OCCURRED IN SUPAI.
* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO HUALAPAI HILLTOP TRAIL DOWN TO SUPAI…CATARACT CREEK AND HAVASU CREEK TO THE CONFLUENCE WITH THE COLORADO RIVER.
DO NOT TRAVEL TO OR FROM THE HUALAPAI HILLTOP TO SUPAI TODAY! SEEK HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.