KINGMAN, Ariz. — Mohave County has declared a flood emergency and is seeking federal funds to repair damage caused by a series of storms that drenched northwest Arizona last week.
Emergency Management Coordinator Byron Steward said officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are expected to assess damages this week.
“We’re pretty sure we’ve got something in excess of $1 million in infrastructure damage, primarily to county roads and crossings of washes,” Steward said, adding that flood damage to homes was not extensive.
Many areas in the nation’s fifth-largest county got more than their annual average of precipitation last week. Ten inches of rain fell at a weather station just east of Kingman. More than 12.8 inches was measured at a station in the south part of the county near Wikieup.
Kingman Airport officials said strong winds moved every plane not housed in a hangar, extensively damaging several aircraft.