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Breaking News: Dam Breaks Near the Grand Canyon Forcing Hundreds to Evacuate [Havasupai]
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Posted on 08/17/2008 3:29:43 PM PDT by flyfree

An earthen dam broke near the Grand Canyon following heavy rains, and officials are evacuating hundreds from the massive gorge.

Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge says Redlands Dam broke at about 6 a.m. and is causing some flooding in the town of Supai at the bottom of the canyon.

She says Supai is not under water. About 400 members of the Havasupai Tribe live there.

Oltrogge says some campers and river runners in the canyon also are being evacuated by seven helicopters at the scene.

She says evacuees are being taken to a Red Cross shelter in Peach Springs.

No injuries have been reported.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: dam; grandcanyon; havasupai
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1 posted on 08/17/2008 3:29:43 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: flyfree

For Action News, something that happened 12 hours ago is “breaking news”.


2 posted on 08/17/2008 3:32:53 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Just dam...


3 posted on 08/17/2008 3:33:55 PM PDT by null and void (Barack zerObama - International Man of Mystery...)
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To: DManA

http://www.abc15.com/news/state/story.aspx?content_id=136d63b7-bfaa-4d77-80ab-06c0f575b557


4 posted on 08/17/2008 3:36:44 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: flyfree

Havasupai Falls

5 posted on 08/17/2008 3:40:26 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: flyfree

Glad to hear no one was hurt. Who takes care of this tribe? Do they fend for themselves, or will FEMA arrive to give them debit cards for drugs, flat-screen TVs and lap dances? /Sarcasm off. Maybe.


6 posted on 08/17/2008 3:40:31 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: DManA

It wasn’t 12 hours ago.


7 posted on 08/17/2008 3:40:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I think they do okay with tourism. They have a lodge and campground. Hopefully it wasn’t damaged.


8 posted on 08/17/2008 3:44:36 PM PDT by kms61
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To: steve86

Yahoo calls it “early Sunday”.


9 posted on 08/17/2008 3:48:50 PM PDT by umgud
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To: flyfree

Beautiful.


10 posted on 08/17/2008 3:49:13 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

http://www.havasupaitribe.com/


11 posted on 08/17/2008 3:50:00 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: flyfree

12 posted on 08/17/2008 3:51:17 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Axis of Evil = Iran , North Korea , Midget Mac)
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To: flyfree

Wow, that looks too pretty to be real.


13 posted on 08/17/2008 3:51:25 PM PDT by TBall
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To: umgud
Moving people out of the canyon probably had to happen in daylight. Supai is in a very remote area. The only way in and out is by Helicopter, hiking or equestrian.
14 posted on 08/17/2008 3:53:41 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: TBall

Havasupi is one of the jewels of Arizona.


15 posted on 08/17/2008 3:55:04 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: flyfree; yorkie

I had read that the monsoon rains in northern Arizona have been heavy for the last two weeks or so. Something like this was bound to happen.


16 posted on 08/17/2008 3:57:58 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: apocalypto

Yes it is. More photos here:

http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&q=havasupai


17 posted on 08/17/2008 4:00:46 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: flyfree

I was wondering if this was the same ‘beauty spot’ I’d read about before.

yikes.


18 posted on 08/17/2008 4:01:25 PM PDT by lainie (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: flyfree; Diana in Wisconsin; girlangler
I spent the night in my little single-wide getaway about 15 miles from Grand Canyon West last night. I thought the winds were going to tip the mobile over. Lightning was coming from all directions -- every second. Then huge downpours of rain followed by nothing. Then more downpours, then nothing.

Man, I love the monsoon season!

19 posted on 08/17/2008 4:06:19 PM PDT by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: flyfree

TNX!


20 posted on 08/17/2008 4:06:52 PM PDT by apocalypto
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