Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and washing away thousands of cactuses at a farm north of Phoenix.
A local civil engineering expert said the Valley’s flood-control system performed well during Tuesday’s severe rain storm. The Arizona State University professor said Arizona has some of the most modern flood control equipment in the country.
Central Arizona Project says flash flooding has sent debris and mud into the canal system that supplies water to millions of people in the state. But Phoenix and Tucson officials said there’s no need to worry about water quality.
Federal authorities say an Arizona nonprofit corporation has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve allegations that two of its Tucson hospitals submitting false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs for nearly seven years.
With Arizona’s primary election just one week away, the number of registered voters has been updated. Today, the Secretary of State’s office is reporting the number of independent voters has risen again.