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Flagstaff deluged with flooding for 2nd day

July 15, 2021 GMT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flood waters have invaded Flagstaff for a second day, leaving some roads unpassable and some residential streets looking like rivers.

Coconino County Emergency Management officials issued a shelter-in-place order Wednesday afternoon in the wake of major flooding. Residents were warned to move to higher ground and, under no circumstances, enter flood waters. Neighborhoods east of Flagstaff were primarily impacted, the Arizona Republic reported.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for Flagstaff, Doney Park and Winona through the late afternoon.

Videos residents shared on social media include footage of flowing water sending a Toyota Prius sailing down a street.

The rushing waters were expected as a byproduct of a burn scar caused by a wildfire two years ago, according to the Arizona Daily Sun. The scarred area is a few miles northwest of where flooding occurred a day earlier.

Receding waters, meanwhile, have left streets with debris and clogged drains.

The potential risk for flooding will likely be lingering. Meteorologists predict chances for rain through next Tuesday.