Residents in Rimrock brace for potential flooding from storm

RIMROCK, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- The coming winter storm has some people north of the Valley on edge, especially those who were affected by recent storms.

During recent storms, people in Rimrock saw some serious flooding. From Dry Beaver Creek to the Verde River, a lot of overflowing water devastating homes in this region.
Now, residents are doing what they can to prepare for this next storm.

One particular resident in Rimrock counts himself lucky. Despite the fact that his backyard had debris piled up high, and waters so strong that it moved his shed, John Carey said there was hardly any damage inside. Carey and his wife still cleaning the outside from the Valentine's Day storm, and when the upcoming storm hits, they'll be out of town.

"I'm going to Phoenix tonight," said Carey. "This weather happens. Snow is not going to bother us too bad, it's the rushing water."

Other families in Rimrock say their homes are a total loss, dumping most of their furniture out. Meanwhile, Greg Smith and his family plan to stay. They are bracing for the worst, but hoping for the best.

"I think it's going to be every bit as bad as last time, if not up to her hips, so yeah, doing what we can now," said Smith.

Meanwhile, sand at a sand station was piled up high earlier on Wednesday, but has shrunken significantly since then. A lot of families are taking the storm very seriously.