Thursday, January 21, 2010

Check out what Fast, Furious rain does to AZ...

A huge winter storm slammed into Arizona Thursday, flooding highways and forcing some evacuations, stranding travelers at the Phoenix airport, and prompting Gov. Jan Brewer to declare a state of emergency for the entire state.

As heavy rains continued to pummel the Valley, Glendale officials Thursday offered residents safety tips and free sandbags to protect their homes.

Glendale remained under a flash flood watch, according to the Phoenix National Weather Service. Prolonged, widespread rains were expected to bring another 1.5 inches of rain between Thursday afternoon and early Friday.

Sustained winds of up to 40 miles per hour are expected throughout the West Valley, with some chance of gusts exceeding 60 miles per hour, according to Dan Leins a meteorologist with the Weather Service.

HA!! I will admit our flash floods cause problems but even some businesses closed due to the heavy rains. I bet our Oregon family members would be laughing at us now!!

I LOVE this RAIN and am trying to savor every second and listen to every raindrop!!! Finally something different than blue sunny skies ;)

EVEN MORE FUN IN FLAGSTAFF!! Dang I wish I was there too...

1 comment:

Franklin Times said...

WOW! Crazy weather. Glad your enjoying it :)