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Posted on: July 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] County declares State of Emergency for Schultz area flooding

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino County Board of Supervisors declared a State of Emergency
during a special session this morning due to the major flooding in the north Schultz Flood area.

Numerous private properties were impacted with flood waters and debris from the forest.
County roadways, on-forest sediment reduction measures and off-forest floodwater conveyance
channels were also damaged by torrential rain during the extraordinary monsoon event on
Wednesday, July 18. Rain fall totals in the affected area were between 5.35 inches to 5.94 inches
in under two hours, during the 1000-year rain event. The event followed two other large storm
events on July 14 and 16.

Coconino County has had personnel in the field clearing roadways and channels of debris and
doing damage assessments. There has also been a fully staffed Emergency Operation Center in
support of field crews since July 18.

With the ground saturated, additional flooding is expected in the area. The U.S. National
Weather Service forecast for the next several days predicts similar potential for high impact
weather events and further flooding and damage. Preliminary cost estimates are underway.

Residents of the affected area who have received property damage are encouraged to call the
County Call Center at 928. 213.2990 so officials can connect residents with resources for
recovery. A sandbag site has been established at the old Tumbleweed Store site at which is at
11985 East U.S. Highway 89 (across from the confluence of Copeland Lane and Highway 89).

For more information please visit www.coconino.az.gov/SchultzFloodInformation

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