Hopi Chairman declares State of Emergency after flooding hits reservation

The Village of Moenkopi and other parts of the Hopi Reservation have experienced heavy flooding in recent weeks. (Photos/Halaayvi Monongye)

The Village of Moenkopi and other parts of the Hopi Reservation have experienced heavy flooding in recent weeks. (Photos/Halaayvi Monongye)

KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. — Hopi Tribal Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma and Vice-Chairman Craig Andrews declared a state of emergency Aug. 17 because of recent flooding across the Hopi Reservation.

Recent monsoonal events brought several days of heavy rainfall across the Hopi Reservation resulting in severe flash flooding. The effects caused significant impacts to bridges, roadways, homes, utilities, structures, buildings and equipment.

photo

The Village of Moenkopi and other parts of the Hopi Reservation have experienced heavy flooding in recent weeks. (Photos/Halaayvi Monongye)

The flooding caused mud and rock slides, which pose imminent and substantial threat risks to public health and safety, critical facilities, services, communication and travel, the tribe said.

This includes the villages of Sichomovi, Tewa, Walpi, Bacavi, Upper Village of Moenkopi and Village of Lower. Moenkopi.

The declaration directs public safety, medical law enforcement, transportation and others to assisst with needs.

Donate to nhonews.com Report a Typo Contact