Floods force dramatic rescues near Phoenix
There was minimal flooding damage to the park, but authorities wanted to get residents to a safe location because water had damaged roads in the vicinity, sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.
Firefighters from Phoenix and the Daisy Mountain Fire District on Phoenix’s northern outskirts rescued at least six motorists in separate incidents, Phoenix Fire Capt. Benjamin Santillan said.
"We’ve got units jumping from one car to the next to the next," Santillan said, adding that there have been no reports of injuries.
Flights from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were delayed up to two hours while some inbound planes were diverted to other airports until the storms passed.
Associated Press writer Emaun Kashfi contributed to this report.