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AZ on flood alert

Rainstorms again blanketed southeastern Arizona on Sunday, and 50 people were evacuated from the town of Duncan, according to Greenlee County emergency management reports.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | February 13, 2005

Rainstorms again blanketed southeastern Arizona on Sunday, and 50 people were evacuated from the town of Duncan, according to Greenlee County emergency management reports.

The Gila River was cresting on Sunday near the New Mexico state line after heavy rain fell Friday and Saturday.

At least 16 rural homes north of Phoenix - on the Verde River - had flood damage. The homes were between Cottonwood and Clarkdale, according to Yavapai County emergency management reports. Some residents in Paulden - north of Prescott - were stranded by floodwater, though their homes remained undamaged as of Sunday evening.

Two homes were completely swept away in Wickenburg but nobody was injured.

The storms hit California earlier this week, and three deaths there were blamed on the weather.

Drought-ridden Arizona is more vulnerable to flash flooding because drought conditions have hardened the ground, increasing water runoff.


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