Oct 1, 2013 8:30 PM by Brian White

Tucson's flood of 1983: 30 years later

TUCSON - Thirty years ago in Tucson, the flood of 1983 happened.

It killed 13 people in a 13 day period. It submerged 1,300 homes.

The heaviest rainfall came in the overnight hours between Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 in 1983.

The waters swamped every low water crossing in Tucson, destroying bridges and leaving towns like Marana and Clifton underwater.

The Santa Cruz and Rillito recorded record setting levels of flow.

Damages once adjusted for 2013 numbers cames out to over $1 billion.

Were you in Tucson 30 years ago? Do you remember this? Share your story in the comments below.


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