The storm that ripped through the valley last week left significant damage in New River. Pictured are structures that were damaged by floodwaters.

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Storm cleanup continues throughout north valley

Staff Report~ 8/27/2014

NEW RIVER – North valley communities are working to repair the damage caused by Aug. 19’s severe storm.

New River was hit hard by the unusually heavy rains, causing flooding across the town, particularly in the area of the New River/Skunk Creek Wash.  Multiple residents were displaced from their water-damaged homes. Community groups have been organizing to help residents affected by the storm, and local residents and local businesses have been donating to those who lost homes and belongings in the flood.

The search for missing items is ongoing. Many residents also lost pets in the flash flood, and they are being sought, as well.

Black Canyon City also suffered flood damage. Yavapai County has come out and cleared the storm debris from local roadways, according to the BCC Chamber of Commerce. Local residents are organizing further cleanup.

To help with storm cleanup, search New River Flood Help on Facebook. Needed donations include nonperishable food, toiletries, towels, sheets, blankets, bottled water, various tools, and pet items. Residents in need of help can also reach out to this group for support.

The City of Phoenix, Maricopa County, and the State of Arizona are also offering assistance to those who have lost belongings in the recent monsoon storms. A Recovery Information Center has been set up at the fire station at 1708 W. Dobbins Road, in downtown Phoenix. For more information or assistance through this program, call (602) 534-2222.