Aug 17, 2012 5:29 PM by Ian Cross
NOGALES - Several streets were flooded and students were sent home early from Nogales Unified School District schools after a large storm dumped inches of rain on the border town.
The latest report from the National Weather Service shows that 4.29 inches of rain fell in Nogales since this morning, causing the Nogales wash to temporarily overflow. Several streets, were flowing with water, as well.
A flood emergency was declared in Nogales this morning, and sandbags were made available to residents at the Safeway Parking Lot at 465 W. Mariposa Road. An emergency shelter was also made available by the City of Nogales Housing Authority at 350 W. Western Ave.
The Red Cross of Southern Arizona responded to provide a volunteer from the Nogales Disaster Team ot the emergency operations center in Nogales to assess the response to flooding.
Storms are now heading to the Tucson area, with a flash flood warning currently in effect for southeast Metro Tucson until 3:30 p.m.