Border town of Nogales avoids flooding from storm

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NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, says city crews were able to prevent the flooding of two trailer parks as a Pacific storm slammed much of southern Arizona on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for the border community, where a major street was flooded with several inches of water.

Mayor Arturo Garino said officials initially thought they would have to evacuate two nearby trailer parks where about 100 families live. However, the water receded, and the city's public works department was able to clear the street.

Earlier, a larger wash that cuts through the middle of the city was close to overflowing. Garino said it also receded from an at-risk level of 12 feet to between 5 and 6 feet.

Meanwhile, a flash-flood watch for Tucson was canceled.

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