Ivo Brings Floods to USA

As mentioned in our earlier report, south western USA was braced for heavy rainfall and possible floods brought by Tropical Storm Ivo. The National Weather Service put out flash flood warnings until at least Monday in parts of California, Nevada and Arizona. Utah was also expecting heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding.

Southern California has experienced some of the heaviest rainfall over the weekend, especially near the Nevada border where motorists were stranded in their vehicles after roads were blocked by floods and mudslides. No injuries have been reported.

Parts of Nevada have seen heavy rain and thunderstorms, including Las Vegas. The rain has caused widespread flash flooding in some parts of the city. The worst affected area is on the north side of the city.

There were also warnings that heavy rainfall in Arizona could bring flash floods various areas, including south central Arizona, south west Arizona, southern Gila County, the Tonto National Forest Foothills and north west and north central Pinal County.

The National Weather Service is also predicting “a large-scale weather event” in Utah where heavy rainfall may result in floods particularly in southern and central Utah.