Overnight storms leave some flooding in Maricopa
PHOENIX (AP) — A handful of homes and roads in the town of Maricopa are dealing with flooding and sewer backups after summer thunderstorms soaked the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Maricopa officials say some homeowners were using sandbags to keep water from seeping into their homes after more than 1½ inches fell overnight.
Footage from TV news helicopters Wednesday afternoon showed some flooded roads and intersections in Maricopa.
The National Weather Service says rainfall overnight ranged from a quarter of an inch in eastern cities to a half-inch in Phoenix to as much as two inches of rain in southwest cities like Buckeye.
The weather service issued a flash flood watch for Coconino and Yavapai counties through Wednesday night.
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