Monday, July 17, 2017

At least 9 die in Arizona flash flooding

 Anything with the prefix "flash" is extremely dangerous
CNN reports nine people are dead and one is missing after flash flooding swept away a family at a swimming hole in central Arizona, police say.

Fourteen family members were near the Cold Springs Swimming Hole on Saturday afternoon when heavy rains caused flash floods, said Sgt. David Hornung with the Gila County Sheriff's Department.

The victims have not been identified. Police said Sunday that six children between the ages of 2 and 13 are among the dead, and the oldest victim was in their late 60s.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm very familiar with the area. People who live in that place understand that the monsoon has come to Central Arizona. 8-12 inches of rain will fall during the summer monsoon, and this means that there WILL be flash flooding, particularly in the afternoons when the rain predictably begins.

    I'm not throwing out Darwin awards, but these sorts of tragedies can be avoided by exercising a modicum of common sense.