Part of central Arizona city evacuated after heavy rains caused flooding
PHOENIX — Residents in part of a central Arizona city were ordered to evacuate their homes on Thursday after heavy rains caused a nearby creek to rise.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said rain in the area of Big Bug Creek in Mayer, Arizona, caused the creek to rise about five feet since 3 p.m.
Residents in the low-lying areas surrounding the creek were ordered to evacuate due to a “significant danger,” the sheriff’s office said.
Residents could find shelter at the Mayer High School.
Big Bug Creek behind my house pic.twitter.com/4QSn789dzB
— Samantha (@BigBugCreek) August 2, 2018
Dwight D’Evelyn with the sheriff’s office said the Chimney Ranch Trailer park on Highway 69 has also been evacuated.
D’Evelyn said there were no injuries reported during the evacuations.