Hundreds Evacuated From Grand Canyon As Dam Breaks

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials are evacuating hundreds of people from the Grand Canyon after an earthen dam broke following heavy rains.

A spokeswoman for Grand Canyon National Park says the Redlands Dam broke early Sunday and is causing flooding in the town of Supai at the bottom of the canyon.

She says Supai is not under water, and no injuries are reported. About 400 members of the Havasupai tribe live there.

Some campers and river runners in the Grand Canyon also are being evacuated by helicopter. Evacuees are being taken to a Red Cross shelter in Peach Springs, Arizona.