Apache Junction deals with flash floods and road closure after heavy rainfall

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Apache Junction deals with flash floods and road closure after heavy rainfall

Brenda Kochevar, Reporter

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Monday, flash floods and road debris blocked Lost Dutchman blvd, where also because of high winds, tornado warnings were in effect to alert residents in the valley. 

Chad Borman, a local resident, spoke with North East Valley News as he traveled down Lost Dutchman Blvd.

“This is the worst I have seen in 30 years,” Borman said.

The National Weather Service is forecasting showers, thunderstorms, and heavy winds tonight and may continue for the rest of the week.

Alan Sinclair, Apache Junction resident, surveyed the road damage and expressed dismay over vehicles off-roading on private property to avoid the road closure.

“The dam is going to be released,” Sinclair said as he worried about future road damage. 

The Watershed Connection that SRP provides on their website is the recorded amount of water the reservoirs in Arizona accumulate by precipitation.

The Apache Lake (Horse Mesa Dam) is recorded to be at 93% capacity as of 10:25 Sept 23, 2019.

According to the National Weather Service, flash flood warnings for Apache Junction are in effect through Tuesday morning.

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