LIVE UPDATES: Evacuations and weather alerts amid flooding, ongoing storms in Arizona (2024)

Evacuation orders and warnings have been put in place for several areas as stormwater creates dangerous flooding conditions.

RELATED: Evacuations underway as parts of Arizona experience flooding due to rising rivers, creeks

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Here are the latest weather updates:

5:20 p.m.

Warning messages related to flooding in Black Canyon City, Mayer and Prescott are no longer in effect.

5:00 p.m.

Cornville Road by Windmill Park is closed this afternoon because of this wash. Already receded quite a bit since we arrived.@abc15 pic.twitter.com/2CSHMaleWr

— Ford Hatchett (@FordHatchett) March 22, 2023

3:11 p.m.

Due to rising flood waters in the Camp Creek Wash, Maricopa County has closed NFSR 19 (Bartlett Dam Rd) at the intersection with Cave Creek Road to protect public safety. There will be no access to Bartlett Lake facilities including the marina & Tonto rec areas. #KnowBeforeYouGo pic.twitter.com/EzkTlT6n8i

— Tonto NF (@TontoForest) March 22, 2023

2:55 p.m.

Areas of Camp Verde, including along the Verde River, Beaver Creek and West Clear Creek have been evacuated. The evacuation shelter is open at the Camp Verde Town Gym at 395 S Main street.

2:03 p.m.

UPDATE: The following highways remain closed due to adverse weather and rock slides.

For current road conditions, check the AZ511 app:
📱 Apple: https://t.co/ZBt7iIAdRd
📱 Android: https://t.co/PEVlWCgkxj

Drivers can also check the AZ511 website at https://t.co/jqsJz0rjHt pic.twitter.com/R44iOkENSk

— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) March 22, 2023

1:58 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

@SedonaFD near the Oak Creek at Slide Rock State Park where it is normally a gentle stream, today, is a raging River! Please do not venture near flooded areas. @VerdeNews @NWSFlagstaff @CoconinoNF @azfamily @FOX10Phoenix @royalnorman @CityofSedonaAZ @YavapaiOEM @YavapaiAZ_Flood pic.twitter.com/QvQbHtKlhC

— Sedona Fire District (@SedonaFD) March 22, 2023

12:58 p.m.

NEW from the City of #Sedona:
“GO” ORDER LIFTED, RETURN TO “SET”

Previous GO order lifted; creek levels have lowered. Impacted residents may return home and back into SET status. This means you need to be SET to evacuate again, should creek levels rise. Be mindful of changing… pic.twitter.com/lOZwEG2JG0

— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) March 22, 2023

12:31 p.m.

SET STATUS: ATTENTION CORNVILLE RESIDENTS AT LOW ELEVATIONS ALONG OAK CREEK INCLUDING LO LO MAI, SUNRISE RV RESORT AND LOW-LYING HOUSES IN LOWER OAK CREEK ESTATES
@ycsoaz https://t.co/hjF8T7WIoC

— Yavapai Co Sheriff's Office (@YavapaiSheriff) March 22, 2023

12:14 p.m.

With a number areas in Sedona under evacuation notice, @SedonaFD is out monitoring water levels this am in Oak Creek Canyon. Stay Safe ! @VerdeNews @sedonanews @CityofSedonaAZ @azfamily @FOX10Phoenix @kaffnews @Telemundo @JuanGonzalezTAZ @KOLDNews @AZFirefighters @CoconinoNF pic.twitter.com/vDLTU9ZQqw

— Sedona Fire District (@SedonaFD) March 22, 2023

11:52 a.m.

Drone footage of Black Canyon City flooding

11:39 a.m.

UPDATE: The following highways remain closed due to adverse weather and rock slides.

For current road conditions, check the AZ511 app:
📱 Apple: https://t.co/ZBt7iIAdRd
📱 Android: https://t.co/PEVlWCgkxj

Drivers can also check the AZ511 website at https://t.co/jqsJz0rjHt pic.twitter.com/ziAnbekNbM

— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) March 22, 2023

11:35 a.m.

11:20 a.m.

Flooding happening now in the Wittmann area. Patton Rd is closed at 293rd ave. Avoid the area, be safe, and do not drive through flooded roads. pic.twitter.com/dVMV6KJXSK

— Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (@mcsoaz) March 22, 2023

11:20 a.m.

VIDEO: Aerial footage shows a rising river prompting evacuations in the Black Canyon City area.

Evacuations near Black Canyon City

10:53 a.m.

Salt River water releases have closed some roads out in the West Valley

A look at 67th Ave. south of Broadway Road, west of the 202.

Here’s other road closures: @abc15 pic.twitter.com/DAt9duIHTy

— Jordan Bontke (@JBontkeABC15) March 22, 2023

10:50 a.m.

We’re in the ‘GO’ evacuation area of Black Canyon City for the Rivers Edge RV Park next to the Agua Fria.

In 15 minutes, @YavapaiSheriff expects water levels to rise. | @abc15 #ABC15wx #azwx pic.twitter.com/tQ7YKRaXH1

— Christine Stanwood (@stanwoodreports) March 22, 2023

10:44 a.m.

Watson Lake and Watson Dam this morning🌞
The City of Prescott is performing a controlled release of water from the dam, and we have water flowing over the spillway. We urge citizens to avoid low water crossings near the area and avoid hiking to the dam at this time. #flooding pic.twitter.com/NSULGmPQrQ

— Yavapai County Flood Control District (@YavapaiAZ_Flood) March 22, 2023

9:59 a.m.

*ATTENTION BLACK CANYON CITY RESIDENTS OF RIVERS EDGE RV PARK AND LOW-LYING AREAS ALONG THE AGUA FRIA:
This is a GO Message from Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.
Please evacuate now or move to higher ground. If you have an emergency call 911.
See IG post @ycsoaz

— Yavapai Co Sheriff's Office (@YavapaiSheriff) March 22, 2023

9:17 a.m.

UPDATE: The following highways remain closed due to adverse weather and rock slides.

For current road conditions, check the AZ511 app:
📱 Apple: https://t.co/ZBt7iIAdRd
📱 Android: https://t.co/PEVlWCgkxj

Drivers can also check the AZ511 website at https://t.co/jqsJz0rjHt pic.twitter.com/PfZlmVGULy

— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) March 22, 2023

9:04 a.m.

Due to rain, washes are seeing increased flow and higher elevations. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED WASHES! Use extreme caution. pic.twitter.com/vmmHdXAgOL

— Town of Cave Creek (@CaveCreek_AZ) March 22, 2023

8:37 a.m.

⚠️Take it slow on the roads today! Snow, ice & rain have led to slide-offs in many areas in the last 24 hrs, including this non-injury incident on I-40 in Williams yesterday. Allow extra travel time & check road conditions & closures at https://t.co/PM26cM45SI before you go. pic.twitter.com/zCKGdqMLaV

— Dept. of Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) March 22, 2023

8:30 a.m.

Share your photos or video in the uploader below. Having trouble? Email us at share@abc15.com

8:12 a.m.

CLOSED: Tonopah Salome Hwy Eastbound & Westbound at Hassayampa Dr due to flooding. Avoid the area. Turn around don't drown. #phxtraffic

— Maricopa County Department of Transportation (@MaricopaRoads) March 22, 2023

8:04 a.m.

Flood Warnings posted for multiple rivers and creeks around central Arizona this morning as water levels continue to rise, posing a threat of flooding in several communities.

Evacuations are underway for parts of #Sedona and #Cottonwood this morning. #abc15wx #azwx pic.twitter.com/oM2C6cODHL

— Iris Hermosillo (@IrisABC15) March 22, 2023

7:54 a.m.

We are seeing that water flow faster and faster here in Rimrock. This is Wet Beaver Creek - not normally a raging river like this @abc15 pic.twitter.com/oxM7mAKdip

— Nick Ciletti (@NickCiletti) March 22, 2023

7:48 a.m.

Due to rain, washes are seeing increased flow and higher elevations. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED WASHES! Use extreme caution. pic.twitter.com/vmmHdXAgOL

— Town of Cave Creek (@CaveCreek_AZ) March 22, 2023

7:40 a.m.

HAPPENING NOW: MCSO says they are in the process of rescuing two people stuck in a vehicle in the water near Rockaway Hills Road and New Cahava Ranch in the Cave Creek area.

— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) March 22, 2023

Water rescue underway in Cave Creek

7:31 a.m.

You can see Wet Beaver Creek rushing like a river behind me @abc15 pic.twitter.com/0eKT6IaB6W

— Nick Ciletti (@NickCiletti) March 22, 2023

7:21 a.m.

Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Desert Drive Times this high before.

It will take you nearly an hour and 15 minutes to go from the West Valley to Phoenix. #abc15 pic.twitter.com/U6ZoA9axIC

— Megan Thompson (@MeganABC15) March 22, 2023

7:15 a.m.

7:14 a.m.

6:52 a.m.

⚠️ River Flood Warning ⚠️ in effect until 8:00 PM MST for Oak Creek near Sedona.

This includes Sedona, Red Rock State Park, and Slide Rock State Park. More info: https://t.co/Sz4Gq7TvvE. #azwx pic.twitter.com/SJCi6H76SO

— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) March 22, 2023

6:45 a.m.

6:30 a.m.

⚠️ Areal Flood Warning ⚠️ in effect until 12:30 PM MST for portions of Yavapai and Coconino Counties.

This includes Ash Fork. More info: https://t.co/uamAuYFfc3. #azwx pic.twitter.com/mCaCsio3bk

— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) March 22, 2023

🌧️🌧️NOW: It's going to be a soggy commute in the Valley today. Keep your speed down, use your lights and don't tailgate. #phxtraffic

For current road conditions, check the AZ511 app:
📱 Apple: https://t.co/ZBt7iIAdRd
📱 Android: https://t.co/PEVlWCgkxj pic.twitter.com/rGBc0XUvAx

— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) March 22, 2023

6:24 a.m.

620 AM (MST) - Update, portions of the Winter Storm Warning have been downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory. Additional flooding has been reported near Black Canyon City and Ash Fork. #azwx pic.twitter.com/8pzK2KwbwL

— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) March 22, 2023

6:20 a.m.

CLOSED: Patton Rd between 293rd Ave and Douglas Ranch Rd is closed in both directions due to flooding. #PHXtraffic pic.twitter.com/I1aHAjokhX

— Maricopa County Department of Transportation (@MaricopaRoads) March 22, 2023

5:38 a.m.

⚠️ Areal Flood Warning ⚠️ in effect until 10:00 PM MST for the Agua Fria River in Yavapai County.

This includes Black Canyon City, Arcosanti, Rock Springs, and Agua Fria N.M.. More info: https://t.co/yUKEsNL1vs. #azwx pic.twitter.com/fK9lYc9Llz

— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) March 22, 2023

5:06 a.m.

5 AM (MST) - Huge amounts of rain and some high elevation snow continue to fall along the Mogollon Rim. Flooding continues in nearly every waterway in Yavapai County and northern Gila County. Here is a look at the various Watches, Warnings, Advisories in the region. #azwx pic.twitter.com/mA668OwJtx

— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) March 22, 2023

4:47 a.m., March 22

SCHOOL DELAYS:
--Williams Unified schools are on a 2-hour delay due to weather today (3/22)
--Flagstaff Unified schools are also on a 2-hour delay#abc15wx

— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) March 22, 2023

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