Wickenburg residents working to put their homes back together after flash flood

The storm that washed a bridge out in California also slammed Arizona. Wickenburg was one of the hardest hit areas over the weekend.

Between 1 and 4 inches of rain fell in just an hour and a half, destroying roads and homes.

It's still a mess, with residents cleaning up inches of mud from inside their homes. Others are salvaging what they can and leaving their houses.

Wickenburg was also hit hard last year with flooding, so for many the cleanup is deja-vu.

"It was just roaring through here, and you could hear it, it was an ugly sound," said Juan Duran.

After the storm this past weekend, residents are still cleaning up.

"Here comes the water, you can hear the water, and it was like a locomotive, believe you me," said Duran.

Juan Duran's house was spared, but he's spent the past two days helping neighbors on his street clear mud and debris from inside their home.

"We lost our home, the river wins, you can't stop the river," said Laura Lemon.

Laura Lemon lives just down the street, she believes her home is a total loss.

"My kids called me and told me, but it's ok, it's all right, we'll be fine... we got here and it was kind of dark, we sat in the mud and cried," said Lemon.

Lemon's family spent the day salvaging what they could.

"My shirt says it all, put on your big girl boots and deal with it. The Palo Verde Fire Department was out; they helped today and we got the rest of the stuff out of the house," she said.

Lemon says she couldn't have done it without the help of the community, which has rallied around those affected.

"The town is amazing if you're going to have a bad day, have it here. The town will do anything for you, it's an amazing place to be," said Lemon.

As for Lemon and her family, they are now looking for a new place to live.

"But my husband reminded me, home is where the heart is, we're going to take our hearts and go find a new place to rent in Wickenburg, on higher ground, no hill, no ground, up, up where we have a view of the water, not an up close personal view of it," she said.

The good news is the flooding caused no injuries, and no one is missing.

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