Oct 5, 2018

At Least 2 Dead in Arizona, 1 in Mexico Following Flash Flooding From Rosa’s Remnants

Phoenix, AZ
Pam Wright
Weather Underground
Image: The Weather Channel
Image: The Weather Channel

At least two people in Arizona and one in Mexico are dead in the wake of flash flooding from heavy rains fueled by tropical moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa.

Flash flooding in Golden Valley, Arizona, turned fatal Wednesday night after Joshua Allen Carlisle, 24, was swept away in his vehicle in Mohave County. A rescue helicopter located his body on Thursday about 2 miles from where his vehicle went into a wash during the storm, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office said.

On Wednesday, a 26-year-old woman from France was killed when the driver of a pickup truck lost control on a stretch of a northern Arizona highway that collapsed from storm damage.

In Mexico, officials told local media that the storm killed a woman in the city of Caborca; she was swept away by fast-moving flood water and drowned.


Phoenix received 2.36 inches of rainfall fallen on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, making it the wettest October day on record in the city.

There were many crashes on wet roads in and around Phoenix Tuesday morning, Trooper Kameron Lee of the Arizona Department of Public Safety told the Associated Press, but nobody was seriously injured.