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Flash flood hits Yarnell

A resident is cleaning up after some flooding hit Yarnell Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Photo by Scott Orr.

A resident is cleaning up after some flooding hit Yarnell Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Yarnell residents are cleaning up after a flash flood hit the town.

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff issued a flash flood warning for Yavapai County earlier Wednesday.

At 12:45 p.m., Doppler radar showed thunderstorms producing very heavy rain across the southern end of the Tenderfoot Fire burn scar near Yarnell.

Yarnell was expected to see flooding conditions, with rocks, mud, and other loose materials being washed away.

National Weather Service said "life-threatening flash flooding" is likely and that homes on the east side of Yarnell will "likely be inundated or washed out."

Highway 89 is expected to be affected as well.

Residents were advised to move to higher ground.

Watch dcourier.com for an update from Yarnell.