In mid-August, a monsoon storm in Arizona forced the Talking Stick Resort and Casino to evacuate and shut down. The property was subject to flooding and a major power outage during the storm, with the casino still shutdown, almost a month later. The venue will remain closed throughout September due to ongoing repair needs.
The storms that took place last month hit the casino hard, damaging the property, including their backup generators. The resort has been unable to offer services since August 11th and a reopening date has yet to be revealed by the property.
In a statement….
Resort officials said: “Ongoing repairs to the electrical power system at Talking Stick Resort will require further closure of the property through the month of September. Employees and outside personnel continue work around the close to restore power.”
The casino has mainly been unable to reopen due to power issues. The power system of the property was heavily damaged due to the weather and the generators have played a big role in being unable to get their hotel and casino up and running again. On top off the power problems, the café on the lower level as well as a meeting room and administrative offices were damaged. On the upper levels, the casino and restaurants were unaffected by physical property damage.
When the casino shut down, it caused several events to be postponed. Some events were moved to the sister property of the Talking Stick, the nearby Casino Arizona. Patrons with hotel reservations were contacted about the closure by officials and provided a stay at a nearby hotel or a rescheduled stay at the venue.