Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013

Phoenix flood prompts flood emergency


Heavy downpour has caused flooding in Phoenix leading to flash flood emergency.

Flood water swept away several vehicles and stranded people in their homes. Emergency crews were busy in rescue works.

Emergency crews have saved nine stranded people in Phoenix flood.

The heavy rainfall hit southern Arizona, prompting flash-flood warnings for parts of Maricopa and Pinal counties, The Arizona Republic said.

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Although the storm didn't caused a huge wind damage, but definitely caused a lot of flood damage, The Arizona Republic further added.

Around 2 inches of rainfall has been recorded in Paradise valley in 30 minutes.

The downpour prompted the shutdown of U.S. 60 in Tempe

Flash flood temporary closed U.S. 60 in Tempe.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 21, 2013