As heavy rains fell in the Flagstaff, Arizona area, the resort area known as Supia Village experiance flooding to some of their building, causing closures and 300 disappointed guest who were forced to reschedule their stay. While tribal leaders say that the gorge flood waters did not flood the area, nearly record breaking rainfall did cause flooding in some of their structures. Until safety inspections are completed and clean up finished, guests will have to reschedule.
- Due to heavy flooding, the Grand Canyon has been evacuated and a major campground and lodge has been closed, at least for several days.
- According to the Arizona Daily Sun, floodwaters did not reach the Supai Village but there are reports of heavy debris and a damaged bridge.
- The area that has been flooded is overseen by the Havasupai Tribe, which only allows for hikers taking overnight trips.
“Hundreds of tourists who booked coveted overnight trips on tribal land deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon will have to reschedule after heavy flooding forced evacuations and shut down the area for at least a week.”