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Governer Ducey sends AZ National Guard to provide flood assistance

Posted at 3:12 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 18:12:55-04

The Arizona National Guard will assist in responding to heavy monsoon flooding near Nogales.

“My sincere thanks goes out to the emergency response teams who have been working day and night, often dealing with extreme conditions, to respond to these floods and ensure the safety of Arizona citizens,” said Governor Ducey, according to a news release from the office of the governor. “We continue to make responding to this disaster a priority and will continue to work with our local and federal partners to make every necessary resource available.”

As a part of the assistance activated by Governor Doug Ducey today, the Arizona National Guard will add materials, equipment and personnel to the current effort to protect structures near the wash.

Heavy monsoon storms in Santa Cruz county in late July caused flooding that damaged a sewage pipeline close to Nogales.