'No way in or out': Residents stranded by flood waters
Ina Ronquillo, Marcelino Benito
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima County Sheriff's Department and Three Points Fire are assisting residents concerned with flooding in an area West of Tucson.
Deputy Jesus Banuelos tells KGUN9 that a resident in the 1300 block of West Blue Aloe Street called authorities on Tuesday morning to report flooding around his home. The resident reported eight to 10 inches of rain. One inch had started coming inside the home.
When deputies arrived on scene, the water was so high and so fast moving, PCSD vehicles couldn't get through, that made it difficult to find the water source.
Border Patrol assisted PCSD by sending up a helicopter. BP noticed there was water running in the Brawley Wash as far back as 20 miles.
PCSD says If anyone in the area needs assistance from authorities in getting out of their home, they are asked to call 911.
PCSD has closed off several roads including Sandario at Snyder Hill Rd, Marstellar Rd. at Donaldson Ranch Rd. and Marstellar Rd. at Sandario.
The Red Cross has been called out to the scene to provide basic necessities should residents not be able to return to their homes because of the fast moving water.
If you want to know whether you can return home, deputies are asking you to show up at the corner of Sandario and Snyder Hill Rd.