Three children reported missing after a flash flood in Arizona
The Gila County Sheriff's Office launched a large-scale rescue operation to search for three missing children after a tornado with snow and rain hit the state.
According to official information, two 2-year-olds and one 6-year-old child were in a van with six other passengers, were trapped. It is reported that a large family was heading to Arizona and were not aware of the impending cataclysm.
Six managed to get out of the car in time and get to a safe place from where they were evacuated by helicopter. Then, a water current carried the car away. Authorities did not report whether the children were inside the car or they were carried away with water after they got out.
More than 50 people are involved in active searches for children. The names of the missing are not disclosed. Among the survivors were two adults and four children.
It is reported that a natural cataclysm began on Thanksgiving. Heavy snow hit the terrain. On Friday, the weather worsened, heavy rain and wind added to the incessant snowfall.
More than 1 thousand people were left without electricity. Local authorities declared a state of emergency.