WATCH: Crews rescue woman trapped in car amid rising flood waters
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (Arizona’s Family/Gray News) - Residents outside of Phoenix woke up Friday to the aftermath of extensive flooding in the area.
Officials in Apache Junction confirmed at least five people had to be rescued, with others swept away in their vehicles.
Arizona’s Family reports authorities released body camera video showing one of the rescues, where a woman, later identified as Sur Teders, could be heard calling to officers for assistance with her dog also needing help.
The woman’s grandson, Connor Smith, said he came to her aid but couldn’t reach her because of the floodwaters, and that’s when he called 911.
Smith said his grandmother was physically OK after the incident, but the family has lost their dog. Teders’ granddaughter posted about the ordeal on social media and urged the community to participate in the search for their pet.
Authorities said multiple rescues were completed Thursday night as residents got caught in the rushing water. Crews also rescued a person from their home after floodwaters trapped them inside.
The city reported rescue crews were out Friday morning to clear roadways of dirt and debris.
Apache Junction city officials said most streets were open Friday evening, but drivers were still urged to use caution.
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