Monsoon Flash Flooding in Arizona - 7/24/2017

An unseasonably moist air mass brought heavy rain to Arizona on July 24, 2017. Numerous Flash Flood Warnings were issued, including one for the Apache Junction area, where some of the heaviest rain fell. Streets were inundated with flood water, and some had to be closed due to flowing water and deposited debris.

In addition, normally dry washes began flowing rapidly across the area, filling up runoffs, drainage ditches, and flood prone areas. Some businesses tried to place sandbags to temper the effects of the flooding, and an ATV was stuck in the mud and was extracted thanks to passerby
Shot Description

Shot 1 - Wide shot of heavy rainfall at Ironwood Dr. and US 60 in Apache Junction
Shot 2 - Medium shot of heavy rainfall and drainage basin
Shot 3 - Wide shot of street flooding along Ironwood Dr.
Shot 4 - Medium shot of street flooding and water coming over sidewalk
Shot 5 - Medium shot of cars driving through flood waters
Shot 6 - Tight shot of cars driving through flood waters
Shot 7 - Tight shot of tree stumps under water with light rain falling
Shot 8 - Wide shot of tree stumps under water.
Shot 9 - Tight shot of a tree stump under murky water
Shot 10 - Medium shot of tree stumps under water with water nearly reaching the wall of someones home.
Shot 11 - Wide shot a park & playground nearly completely under water.
Shot 12 - Tight shot of tree stump under water with play ground equipment
Shot 13 - Wide shot of rain water run off with palm trees in the background
Shot 14 - Tight shot of more flooded park and trees
Shot 15 - Wide shot of very murky water in a flooded drainage area / park.
Shot 16 - Medium/low shot of street flooding
Shot 17 - Medium shot of flood waters emptying onto roadway
Shot 18 -Wide shot of running wash
Shot 19 - Medium shot of running wash
Shot 20 - Medium shot of water draining through drainage area between houses near Tomahawk and Cactus Dr. in Apache Junction
Shot 21 - Medium shot of water draining onto street from drainage area
Shot 22 - Tight shot of water draining from drainage area
Shot 23 - Medium shot of major street flooding at Tomahawk and US 60 in Apache Junction
Shot 23 - Medium shot of major street flooding
Shot 24 - Medium shot of cars driving through major street flooding
Shot 25 - Tight shot of street flooding and car driving through flood waters
Shot 26 - Medium shot of workers delivering sandbags to temper flooding
Shot 27 - Medium shot of worker placing sandbags
Shot 28 - Medium shot of worker placing sandbags
Shot 29 - Wide shot of worker placing sandbags
Shot 30 - Medium shot of man biking through flood waters
Shot 31 - Medium shot of road closed sign and washout at Lost Dutchman and Goldfield Rd. in Apache Junction
Shot 32 - Medium shot of road closed and Do Not Enter When Flooded signs
Shot 33 - Medium shot of ample debris across roadway
Shot 34 - Medium shot of ample debris across roadway
Shot 35 - Medium shot of flood waters and debris flowing across roadway
Shot 36 - Medium shot of flood waters flowing across roadway
Shot 37 - Medium shot of flood waters flowing through Weekes Wash
Shot 38 - Medium shot of flood waters flowing through Weekes Wash
Shot 39 - Wide shot of ATV stuck in debris
Shot 40 - Medium shot of ATV stuck in debris
Shot 41 - Medium shot of attempt to extract ATV stuck in mud
Shot 42 - Medium shot of attempt to extract ATV stuck in mud
Shot 43 - Tight shot of attempt to extract ATV stuck in mud
Shot 44 - Medium shot of road closed signs
Shot 45- Wide shot of a road closed with a car following detour.