Another monsoon storm hits the Valley

Posted at 11:53 PM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-23 02:53:11-04

Another monsoon storm hit the Phoenix metropolitan area Tuesday evening.

Heavy rain and strong wind gusts were reported in Phoenix and some surrounding cities.

The National Weather Service says some areas received more than an inch of rain in less than an hour.

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More than an inch of rain reportedly fell in the Laveen area, south of Phoenix.

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Almost the same amount of rainfall was reported near Scottsdale Airport.

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Homeowners in Mesa have some cleaning up to do after sudden flooding in some areas.

Water running off the road became a major problem along Lindsay. One house had water up to the door and the entire yard was submerged.

Two doors down, the Richardson family had to scramble to save their home from the same fate.

They’re up a little higher but so much rain was falling from their roof it was turning their yard into a pool.

The whole family had to pitch in to keep the water out and reroute the stream.

“The dug in section next to our house started overflowing to the sidewalk next to our house. We started to squeegee the sidewalk, brushing the water off. The basement in our house started puddling up so my dad got out started digging the trench to get it to flow around the house to our bigger yard,” said Dallin Richardson.

Several cars also got stranded in high water and had to be towed out.

People trying to plow through instead of turn around found their cars suddenly stalled.

Mesa fire and rescue had to help five drivers just at Val Vista and Main Street but say no one was hurt.

The storm also flooded the parking lot of an apartment complex in Scottsdale.

The Regents at Scottsdale apartment parking lot near 90th Street and Frank Lloyd Wright looked more like a small pond Tuesday night.

Arizona's monsoon season usually runs from June 15 through Sept. 30.