Brewer’s emergency declaration calls for $200,000 from the state’s general fund to be made available to emergency management and allows for the Arizona National Guard to be mobilized if necessary. She also asked nonessential state employees to stay home Monday.
The rainfall set a one-day record of 3.29 inches at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, the National Weather Service reported. The previous record was 2.91 inches in 1939.
The vehicles of more than two dozen motorists were submerged in four feet of water on I-10, and the Red Cross opened shelters in Maricopa and La Paz counties, the Associated Press reported.
Two were killed in southern Arizona from the flooding.