Up to 100 homes in Mesa threatened by floodwaters

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say up to 100 homes in Mesa are being threatened by floodwaters.

Mesa Fire officials say areas near Greenfield and Meadowgreen parks are especially at risk as crews struggle to disconnect power to submerged transformers Monday evening.

City officials say retention basins and channels along the U.S. 60 were at or over capacity.

That allowed water to flow into some neighborhoods near Val Vista Drive and Hampton Avenue and 39th Street and the U.S. 60.

City officials say crews are putting sandbags around the flooded homes and pumping out the excess water.

Mesa police say the Broadway Recreation Center is being made available as a shelter for those in need of temporary refuge.

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