At The Least Nine Are Useless After Arizona Flash Flood : The 2-Way : Npr

At Least 9 Are Dead After Arizona Flash FloodEnlarge this image toggle caption Ralph Freso/AP Ralph Freso/APA flash flood swept through central Arizona on Saturday, killing at least nine people who had gathered at a swimming hole for a birthday celebration.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch and warned of hazardous weather for the area on Monday morning.
First responders called it a “40-foot-wide black wave” moving at 45 miles per hour, The Arizona Republic reports.
“We had a strong thunderstorm with strong rains move through the area, which created a flash flood problem,” said Sgt.
“There was a large group of people recreating along the Verde River area, and the flash flood came upon them and washed 14 of them downstream.

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