ARIZONA, USA — There’s still plenty of monsoon moisture hanging around and Arizona is all set to spark yet another round of storm activity on Thursday.
The higher terrain is the favored target and the top threat is heavy rainfall triggering flash flooding.
Spotty rain chances exist in the Valley for the afternoon through 6 p.m. Thursday evening.
FORECAST: Storm chances still sticking for now
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5:34 p.m. - Flash flood warning in effect for portions of Navajo county. This includes Pinon, Low Mountain, Second Mesa, First Mesa, Shongopovi and Whippoorwill Chapter House.
3:57 p.m. - Flash flood warning in effect until 7 p.m. for a portion of Gila and Coconino counties.
3:10 p.m. - Portions of Navajo and Apache counties are under a flash flood warning until 6:15 p.m. Thursday.
2:12 p.m. - Spotty rain chances possible in the Valley Thursday afternoon through 6 p.m. Much of the rain is forecasted over the higher terrain.
Arizona has seen its fair share of severe weather. Here is a compilation of videos from various storms across the Grand Canyon state.
The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority has provided the following tips on what hazards to watch out for during and after a flood, including fire, electrical and chemical safety:
Generators and alternative heating devices can create fire hazards during flooding if they aren’t used correctly or maintained properly. Pools of water and appliances can become electrically charged and can cause electrical fires.
On electricity, residents in flooded areas should turn off the power to their homes if they can reach the main breaker or fuse box. All wiring in the house may be electrically charged and hazardous. Residents should have a professional technician check their home for damages before turning on the power.
Make sure potentially combustible liquids like paint thinner, lighter fluid or gasoline haven’t spilled within or near your home. Keep combustible liquids away from electrical or alternative heat sources as to not start a fire.
All smoke alarms in the home should be tested monthly and batteries should be replaced yearly. Some smoke alarms are dependent on your home’s electrical service and may go out when power is turned off.
Make sure the fire hydrant near your home is cleared of debris so the fire department can assess it easily in the event of a fire.