Heavy flash floods cause destruction and casualties in Sonora, Mexico

Heavy flash floods cause destruction and casualties in Sonora, Mexico
Heavy flash floods cause destruction and casualties in Sonora, Mexico
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Storms and rains hitting the southwestern United States in the past few days have also caused severe flooding in the Mexican border regions.

The Sonora state authorities reported flooding in the border town of Geroica Nogales (better known as Nogales) on July 22.

Further storms and rains caused severe flooding on 27 July. Raging flood waters swept through the streets, dragging cars with them and damaging buildings. City officials expressed condolences to the family of a young woman who died in a car trapped in a flood.

Parts of the State of Sonora have been suffering from severe drought for some time now.

Nogales is located across the border with the American sister city of Nogales in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. In areas of Arizona, torrential rains and floods have been observed since mid-July this year. The city of Flagstaff has declared a state of emergency after floods of water rushed from the slopes around the city on July 13, flooding the streets.

A young girl was reported missing and later found dead following flash floods in Pima on July 22, 2021. A teenage girl is still missing after her vehicle was blown away by torrential floods in the Cottonwood area, Yavapai County, on July 24.

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