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Flooding in Spring Valley, Mayer Thursday worst yet this season

Evacuations lasted about four hours

Flooding on Bob White Road in Spring Valley Thursday evening, Aug. 23.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office/Courtesy

Flooding on Bob White Road in Spring Valley Thursday evening, Aug. 23.

Heavy rains in the area of Big Bug Creek caused some significant flooding in Mayer and Spring Valley Thursday evening, Aug. 23.

Most of the overflow of Big Bug Creek took place at Chimney Ranch Mobile Home Park and Stagecoach Village Trailer Park in Mayer, as well as along Bob White Road in Spring Valley, said Mike McGhee, Mayer Fire Department battalion chief.

“I think there were about 10 to 12 homes in Spring Valley that got some flood damage,” McGhee said.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office called for mandatory evacuations of residents located in low lying areas near Big Bug Creek just before 5 p.m. A shelter for those evacuated was set up at Mayer High School. All of the evacuations were lifted by 8:48 p.m.

“I believe everyone was able to get back into their homes by that night or the next day with a few repairs,” McGhee said.

Mayer and Spring Valley saw some similar flooding on August 2.

“This one was actually worse than the last time it came through here,” McGhee said.

Though no rescues operations were necessary, the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority was on scene with a swift water rescue team in case they were needed, McGhee said.

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