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Sep 11, 2013 8:59 PM by Sam Salzwedel

Disaster crews check on neighborhood after flood

TUCSON - Emergency crews checked on a neighborhood after a flash flood the day before.

Pima County Sheriff's deputies restricted traffic near Sandario and Snyder Hill Roads Tuesday.

The Pima County office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, along with the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross, wanted to see the area after traffic was open.

Cheryl Bender is the Red Cross Emergency Services Director. She was relieved to see her assistance was not needed.

"As citizens, we have an obligation," Bender said. "When we help each other, it just makes a better community."

Grace Carson is 12 years old and enjoyed the puddles left behind after the storm.

"We went to the window to see what was going on, and we saw water coming down under our gate," she said. "And we wanted to go outside and play in it."

Bill Ozemok has lived in the area about 12 years. He said it was some of the worst flooding he has ever seen.

"I think they've had an estimate as to how much it could cost to pave these roads, and it was outrageous," he said. "It's just part of life, living out here, dealing with it. Making sure you go to the store at the right time."


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