Monsoon Awareness Week -- Emergency crews prepping for water rescues

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PHOENIX -- We're about a week away from the official start of the monsoon, and which the storms might not start right away, they are out there.

To help people prepare, Gov. Jan Brewer signed a proclamation naming this week Monsoon Awareness Week. The idea is to get people thinking about the sever weather before it hits and they're caught in it.

But it's not just residents who need to be ready. Emergency rescue crews need to prepare, as well.

April Warnecke talk to Russ Dodge of the Department of Public Safety about that.

We'll have all the information you need to stay safe on 3TV's Monsoon Special, which airs Monday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.