Flooding forces evacuation of mobile home parks in Mayer
Jul. 20, 2017
MAYER, Ariz. (AP) — Creek flooding from a monsoon storm forced the evacuation of trailer parks in a central Arizona community which was the site of a major wildfire several weeks ago.
Authorities say two people were rescued during the flooding Wednesday in Mayer but there were no reported injuries.
The evacuation orders were imposed Wednesday afternoon and lifted Wednesday evening.
Damage included mud deposited around mobile homes. Water also knocked down fences and moved outbuildings.
The American Red Cross said 17 people registered at a shelter at Mayer High School.
The fire in hills around Mayer burned 44.5 square miles. Mayer is located 66 miles (106.2 kilometers) north of Phoenix.
Elsewhere in Arizona, storms caused power outages in Tucson and flooding that closed roads around Wickenburg and a park in Prescott.