Parts of Wickenburg flooded: residents begin cleanup
By FOX 10 News Staff
WICKENBURG, Ariz. -
The National Weather Service says the flash flood watch will remain in effect until late Tuesday and comes after an evening of severe weather than brought flooding.
Officials say the best chance for thunderstorm development Tuesday will be over the northern and eastern parts of Arizona with the main hazard being locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
On Monday night in Wickenburg, some washes were seen flowing with water and flooding was observed at a trailer park in the area. The wash near El Recrio Drive jumped a cattle guard before it flooded their street.
"It sounded like a locomotive," said Juan Duran.
FOX 10's camera was there after a mother, a baby and two small children under the age of five had to be rescued from a home on Jack Burden Road.
In total, Fire chief Ed Temerowski says they rescued six adults and five children from their homes after flooding from a wash overtook the area. He says no one was rescued from their cars.
Residents woke up on Tuesday to mud-sunk vehicles after the flood waters settled. Water marks were seen up to near the wheel wells of some of the vehicles. Some of them spent the morning shoveling mud from outside their homes or businesses.
There are reports of 194 customers without power. The flooding is making things difficult for crews because they are unable to get to the equipment needed to restore it.
Avondale, Buckeye, and El Mirage were also in the storms path where FOX 10 viewers captured shots of lightning lighting up the sky.
Check out the photos from our viewers in the slideshow above this article.
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