Monsoon 2014: Rain returns to rivers - Tucson News Now

Monsoon 2014: Rain returns to rivers

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - It takes a good rain to get the Santa Cruz river flowing the way it was on Tuesday.

It brings out folks who like to just sit and watch it flow, like us.

However, it's also a good time to remember rain in the desert can lead to flash flooding and other dangers.

Usually dry washes and rivers became muddy torrents. It might not last long, but it can be dangerous while it does.

The National Weather Service tells us six inches of water can reach the bottom of most passenger cars. A driver can lose control. The car can stall. About a foot of water can float a car.

"Turn around. Don't drown."

Words to live by.

We saw people refusing to take the chance at some of the low points on Silverbell Road on the west side.

During the storm Tuesday, emergency crews were out, getting ready for a swift water rescue.

There had been a report of someone on a raft in the Santa Cruz River.

Very bad idea.

The river runs fast can be deep in some areas.

The dirty water is full of trash and debris.

Northwest Fire crews told us it turned out to be a false alarm.

Something else to remember.

Many of us are accustomed to watching out for flooded roads around the rivers and washes on the edges of town, but flooded city streets can be dangerous as well.

It's good to have a little common sense during our summer monsoon storms so we all stay safe.

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