Phoenix Residents Rescued From Flash Floods

Heavy rain caused major flooding that trapped people in their homes and cars.
1:45 | 08/20/14

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We move on now to that massive flash flooding and dramatic rescues in the southwest. Raining waters from monsoon season rain trapping people in their homes and cars and ABC's Brandi Hitt has the latest and joins us from Phoenix. Good morning, Brandi. Reporter: Good morning, robin. This neighborhood is just devastated this morning and take a look here. This is a front porch, the home that used to be here ripped from its foundation and tossed 50 feet on top of all that debris leaving families in this neighborhood little time to escape. Just hit me like a wall. Reporter: Monsoon rains unleashing raging floods. The power of water to do this is unbelievable. Reporter: 5 inches of water falling in just a few short hours leading to at least a dozen rescues. Watch as officers knock out the window of this elderly woman's van pulling her out of the vehicle to safety. People trapped in their homes waving a white sheet for rescuers who dropped down from above and pulled them to safety, as well. This home, knocked off its foundation by rushing waters. A tree the only thing keeping it from being swept away. There was passenger cars going down the river. Reporter: Trailers, mobile homes and cars were no match. Washed away by that rushing brown water. The flood submerging highways and cutting off traffic for 15 miles. We don't have anything. As you can see everything here is gone. Reporter: This morning, the cleanup begins. Mud knee-deep as residents try to salvage what's left. It's not supposed to happen. Reporter: And you can see just how deep these floodwaters were. That front door is now five feet off the ground. The governor of Arizona saying this is the worst flooding she's seen in at least 10 to 15 years.

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