Authorities say Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale was evacuated early Saturday morning as a result of the overnight monsoon.According to a Salt River Police spokesperson, the power went out at the casino just off Loop 101 and Talking Stick Way around 2 a.m. Water also began flooding the lower level, officials said. The resort was evacuated as a safety precaution, a police spokesperson said.
Talking Stick Resort (@TS_Resort) is closed because of flooding after last night’s storms. Guests were evacuated early this morning after the power went out. pic.twitter.com/SQbH2f3aXB— Josh Frigerio, ABC15 (@JoshFrigerio) August 11, 2018
Around 8 a.m., officials began taking people back to the casino so that they could get their personal items, however, there’s no word as to when evacuations will be lifted.
Guests are being shuttled back to Talking Stick Resort to gather their belongings left behind after a power outage prompted an evacuation early this morning #ABC15— Jamie Warren (@JamieABC15) August 11, 2018
Talking Stick Resort released a statement around noon Saturday saying hotel guests are being relocated to nearby hotels.Additionally, the resort is taking steps to accommodate people who were gambling and using slot machines at the time of the outage.FULL STATEMENT:
[email protected]_Resort says hotel guests are being relocated (for free) to nearby hotels; hotel reservations and events are CANCELED until further notice: https://t.co/a1s0XfwFRp #abc15 pic.twitter.com/YoPDrOwQg3— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) August 11, 2018
Loop 101 eastbound at Pima access is closed to Via de Ventura and Indian School Road while authorities investigate the incident.Stay with ABC15 News, ABC15 Mobile and abc15.com for the latest updates on this breaking news situation.