Wickenburg families recovering from storms

WICKENBURG, AZ - Midori Sass knows a certain amount of work goes into owning your own home.

But she never, ever though it would be quite this much.

“It’s scary. Scary,” she explains. “I’ve been here 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

Her yard in Wickenburg looks like it was swallowed by a landslide. Heavy rains caused a nearby wash to overflow, practically wiping out part of her property.

“It went nuts! We had a river down here. It was bad.”

As the water and mud started to pile-up, firefighters had to rescue her family and some of her neighbors late last night.

“There was water splashing through the back wall and splashing over in our backyard,” explains Caitlin Sass, Midori’s daughter. “Eventually the water started to come through the back door.”

Thomas Jordan has only been in his house for six months. He’s normally proud to show people his new pad, but that was until Mother Nature unleashed her fury.

“It’s just crazy the amount of damage the water did,” Jordan says.

Jordan’s wife and two kids, including his six-month-old daughter, all had to be rescued. Jordan wasn’t home at the time and remembers how he felt when his wife called him. And while the clean-up seems insurmountable, Jordan realizes it may be the least of his worries.

“I don’t have insurance on it or anything like that. I’m a new homeowner and I don’t know what to do.”

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