Has been updated: March 16, 2023 10:23 AM
PHOENIX — Residents in the Sedona area who were told to evacuate Wednesday night’s floods were allowed to return home, officials said Thursday morning.
at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, city of sedona A dozen regions have announced that they are in ‘GO’ status. This indicates that the danger in the area is imminent and life threatening.
The evacuation order was lifted around 8:30 the next morning. the city said.
Here are the areas that got ‘GO’ status overnight:
- trails end road
- trails end lane
- blackhawk lane
- newcastle lane
- Oak Creek Mobilodge
- Copper Cliff Drive
- Copper Cliffs Lane
- Sycamore Road
- The Villas at Poco Diablo Resort
- New Age Center
- Rancho Sedona RV Park
- Houses north of Rancho Sedona RV Park on Bear Wallow Lane
A shelter has been opened for evacuees at Camp Verde High School on the Apache Trail and Montezuma Castle Highway.
Travelers were told not to cross the area if water was present.
Flagstaff’s National Weather Service said light to moderate flooding is expected Thursday along Oak Creek, Wetbeaver Creek, the Verde River and the Little Colorado River.
Snowmelt and rain at higher elevations are forecasting light to moderate flooding along Oak Creek, affecting access roads, buildings and homes, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
The creek was approaching 14-foot flood stage levels Wednesday evening, but weather officials said the water had receded to about 9 feet by 4 a.m. Thursday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.