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Storm rolls through Phoenix, prompts road closures

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 21, 2013 at 11:49 pm •  Published: July 21, 2013
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A woman in her 40s who was under a Tucson bridge was swept away into a wash by floodwaters. The woman was able to get out of the water on her own and was then taken to a hospital.

In a separate incident, three children who were playing in a wash that wasn't running became trapped on a sand island by a rush of floodwaters. The children, ages 8, 10 and 12, were rescued.

An overnight storm also had dropped a half-inch of rain from Yuma to western Maricopa County, though the rainfall reached more than 2 inches in certain spots. There were no reports of flash flooding from that storm.

The storms that brought rain to many spots in Arizona were expected to end in the coming days as the moist air will once again turn dry.

"This period of moist weather is almost at an end," said Chris Kuhlman, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Phoenix. "Today (Sunday) will be the last day."