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Monsoon 2022 starts with thunderstorms and power outages in Flagstaff

As rains develop across Eastern Arizona, roughly 4,600 customers in the Flagstaff area are without power.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Monsoon is here and with it comes the wet weather we've all been waiting for. As scattered showers and embedded thunderstorms develop in the Flagstaff area, APS reports several power outages nearby.

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Earlier Saturday, nearly 4,600 customers were without power. According to the APS outage map, the power has since been restored.

At this time, the outage's cause is unknown interference to a major power line.

The outages stretched from Elliot Street to Forest Meadows Street, and from Flagstaff Ranch Road to Forest Meadows street. 

Meanwhile, reports are in that rain is coming down in the West Flagstaff area. 12 News viewer Christina Cantu shared this video with us:

And if you're taking measurements of how much rain your area is getting, you can send that data to the National Weather Service Flagstaff.

At this time, rain is mostly scattered, but we'll be keeping an eye on flood conditions. Stay with us at 12 News for more updates on the Monsoon 2022 weather.

Arizona Weather

Drought, wildfires, heat and monsoon storms: Arizona has seen its fair share of severe weather. Learn everything you need to know about the Grand Canyon State's ever-changing forecasts here: 

Flooding Safety:

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. 

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