Western states prepare for post-fire flash flooding Out west, several states are still fighting wildfires, but now a new threat is emerging in their burn scars. A sudden downpour of rain has ripped through a small Arizona town, leaving some residents without a home.Globe, ARIZ. – Out west, several states are still fighting wildfires, but now a new threat is emerging in their burn scars. A sudden downpour of rain has ripped through a small Arizona town, leaving some residents without a home.Storms swept through Globe, Ariz., on the evening of July 4. Bonnie Lara and her brother Chris Holyoak say within seconds a flash flood was heading straight toward them.
Globe resident Chris Holyoak captured the flash flood on his cellphone, sharing his footage with Fox News, showing the scary moments when a wall of water was barreling straight toward him. (Chris Holyoak)
Across the country, more states are beginning to legalize drug testing strips that can detect the presence of the potent opioid Fentanyl to avoid deadly overdoses. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and is typically used to manage severe pain specifically after a surgery. While it’s legally prescribed, it’s also being sold and distributed on the black market. Sonoran Prevention Works in Arizona, helps families affected by drugs and sees thousands of people each year. “A deadly dose of Fentanyl is not very much at all, it’s a couple of granules…and because it’s showing up in drugs and people don’t know it, because it’s not regulated in any capacity, and because it’s so strong and potent it is accidentally being mixed into drugs, or it’s really easy to accidentally put too much in a drug,” said Haley Coles, Executive Director of the organization. ORLANDO POLICE ANNOUNCE MORE THAN 50 ARRESTS OF ALLEGED FENTANYL DEALERS, SEVERAL LINKED TO OVERDOSE DEATHS
Across the country more states are beginning to legalize drug testing strips that can detect the presence of the potent opioid Fentanyl to avoid deadly overdoses (Stephanie Bennett/ Fox News).
US-Mexico border drug trade led by American smugglers The U.S.-Mexico border has been closed since March 2020 because of the pandemic and it’s not known when it will reopen. However, it’s forcing cartels to change their drug trafficking tactics as they’re now recruiting American’s to do the job.NOGALES, Ariz. – The U.S.-Mexico border has been closed to nonessential travel since March 2020, but Americans can still freely pass back and forth. However, the restrictions are changing the way cartels are smuggling drugs as they’re now hiring Americans to do the job for them. “A big change we’re seeing is that 90% of the mules, the ones that are bringing the drugs into the U.S., are U.S. citizens,” said Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Sheriff David Hathaway. Sheriff Hathaway said the border town of Nogales is typically very quiet. “I grew up in this town, I was born here, I went to the public schools and it’s a very peaceful town, very peaceful county. Our crime rates here are lower than the average for Tucson,” said Hathaway.