BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ - Residents in Black Canyon City north of Phoenix are hoping to avoid a big historic flood.
It doesn't take much rain for water to begin to pool and puddle at River's Edge Mobile Home Park in Black Canyon City.
It also doesn't take much rain to spook some of the people who live there.
“I’m fearful; we are both fearful,” said Lyn Alm.
Alm survived a storm that hit just about a year ago.
ABC15 interviewed her in January just after the storm hit and she had said “the water came in, the mud came in, up to the kitchen cabinets. We lost everything.”
When the nearby river flooded its banks she said four feet of water swept into her home bringing with it two feet of mud.
“I’ve never seen water move so fast in my life. Some people here were actually underwater," she said.
Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt, but the loss to property was great.
Like the Alms, many residents didn’t have flood insurance and most live on a fixed income.
“It was horrible. [It has] taken us six months to get the mud out," she said.
They are still making final repairs, and they say others who lived there never came back.
So when they begin to hear the rush of raindrops on their windows, she says “it makes it extra scary, yes it does. Absolutely, very scary, so we will start watching the river tomorrow”.
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