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Sep 10, 2013 3:54 PM by Brian White

Three Points residents swamped by flooding

THREE POINTS - Residents of this neighborhood just west of Tucson are facing flooding issues Tuesday.

Resident Carolyn Garrison is 3 miles west of Sandario Road. She says on Tuesday morning the area was damp from rain. It wasn't until 7 a.m. that a rush of water came down surrounding her home. She says it kept rising until 8 inches but has gone to 6 inches now.

News 4 reporter Erika Flores is at the scene where Pima County Sheriff's deputies are gathering for a response to the food.

Check out this spike in flood levels in the Brawley Wash from the U.S. Geological Survey:

A resident in the area was unable to get to work Tuesday morning due to the flooding. Reports from neighbors and chatter on police radio indicate that water levels are as high as a foot.

Deputies are looking into what is causing the flooding. A possible well leak and recent rain could be the cause, Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jose Bañuelos said.

Three Points firefighters are assisting deputies with the effort. Members of the media are being staged at the southeast corner of Sandario and Snyder Hill Drive.

A helicopter with the Sheriff's Department stood by the area to assist residents with evacuations:

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