Tourists Scramble to Escape Torrential Rainfall in Grand Canyon
Two hundred tourists had to be evacuated from the Grand Canyon via helicopter Thursday after two powerful weather systems unleashed a torrential downpour in Arizona. Some were forced to seek high ground as flash floods turned streams into rivers. The remote Havasu Falls area of the Grand Canyon, which is part of the Havasupai Indian Reservation, took the brunt of the storms. The area is expected to remain closed for 7 to 10 days due to the severe flooding.