Arizona Flooding Claims Life of Woman In Submerged Car

 Tuesday, September 9, 2014

 LA Times

Record-breaking rainfall deluged parts of Arizona on Monday, prompting Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to declare a state of emergency as floodwaters led to one death, turned portions of a Phoenix interstate into a deep canal and forced the closure of dozens of schools and the House of Representatives. In Tucson, a woman was killed after she was trapped inside a vehicle submerged in at least 15 feet of water in a wash, Tucson Fire Department Capt. Barrett Baker said. “The water was flowing tremendously fast,” he said. The National Weather Service said Phoenix had set a record for the most rainfall in a single day with about 3 inches as of 7 a.m., breaking the old record of 2.91 inches set in 1933.