How many have died in Arizona flash floods? More than you'd think
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CLOSE Officials search for drowning victims following a flash flood at a popular swimming hole north of Payson that at least killed nine people from a Phoenix family.
A flash flood claimed the lives of nine family members near Payson on Saturday, a reminder that Arizona weather can turn deadly without warning.
Flash floods have claimed the lives of dozens of Arizonans over the last four decades.
Sept. 7, 1970: Labor Day flash floods in the high country killed 23 people along Tonto Creek, Christopher Creek and other waterways below the Mogollon Rim. Officials at... read more
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