South Phoenix pounded by another storm

LAVEEN, AZ - South Phoenix got hit again with another major storm Tuesday.

Residents in the area continue to battle the weather as they try to clean up their homes from last week's storms.

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Families fear the worst every time they see the clouds roll in.

"When the kids hear thunderstorms, they start crying because they're worried about the house getting flooded," said Elisha Velasquez whose was home damaged by the storm.

Velasquez and her family have been sleeping on the floor of the only room left undamaged by the flood.

"To only have one room to live in is heartbreaking," said District 8 Councilwoman Kate Gallego.

Velasquez is just one of dozens of homeowners in Laveen that are now looking to the city for answers.

"A strong city is always looking to improve and should review all those things. That’s what we are doing right now," said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

Stanton along with other city officials toured homes hoping to get a better idea of what went wrong last week. While people are glad the city has come out, they know nothing will be done soon to prevent more storm damage.

City officials are asking homeowners to call the Red Cross if their homes have been damaged by the floods.

The more people who call and report damage will help the city and county declare a state of an emergency, allowing lawmakers to request state and federal money to help in the recovery.

If you have storm damage, call the Red Cross at: 602-336-6660.

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