During monsoon season in Arizona, there are massive storms which roll in and drop a lot of water at once. Unfortunately when this happens, there is little anyone can do if flash flooding occurs before anyone can be told about it. When flash flooding occurs, if your caught in the mix of things, it can be deadly for everyone. Unfortunately a family learned this the hard way.
Over the last weekend, a storm came into the area and suddenly a family was the center of the problem. When the warning issued to people in the area, the family of 14 had not heard the warning being issued. Suddenly the rain came and the swimming hole where they were swimming became instantly taken over by the storms. The flash flood then took the 14 family members and pushed them out of the swimming hole.
In the end, 10 people had been recovered following the storms and 4 family members were rescued successfully. In the beginning, 8 members of the family had been found and then 2 more members were discovered following the weekend of storms.
The family had gotten together to celebrate a birthday of a member of the family and were swimming when the urgent warning came out. The warning issued which allowed other families in the area to vacate the region but for this family, they instead were pushed out and children died from the flooding. The victims of the flash flood ranged in ages from 2 to adults.
A mother and father along with their 3 children were victims of the flash flooding while other family members also were affected. The mother and father died along with 3 of their children. Their bodies were discovered pretty quickly while others unfortunately were not found for several days. What started out as a family gathering led to a family mourning over the loss of their loved ones.