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Heavy rainfall near Grand Canyon displaces residents and guests, triggering evacuations

About 100 residents and hotel guests were displaced after heavy rainfall hit a small community near the Grand Canyon, according to Coconino County Sheriff’s officials.

The National Weather Service said up to 3 inches of rain fell Tuesday evening in Tusayan, a gateway community 7 miles south of the Grand Canyon National Park entrance, and floodwaters were deeper than 3 feet at some points.

Officials said no injuries were reported, but the thunderstorm caused some power outages in the Tusayan area.

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A flood advisory remained in effect Wednesday for Tusayan and the surrounding area.

Weather Service meteorologists said there’s about a 50% chance for more thunderstorms in the area Wednesday and Thursday.

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