South Phoenix residents preparing for more rain

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- People who live along Dobbins in South Phoenix are preparing for what could be a wet Wednesday.

The community has been hit hard already by flooding, thanks to record-setting rainfall this summer.

Tuesday, people flocked to fire stations to fill sandbags, as the threat of more thunderstorms loomed.

"Fears of flooding again. It's really expensive and nobody had insurance so we're trying to do the best we can ourselves," Leonard Juarez said.

A pile of sand more than five feet high was gone in a matter of hours. The City of Phoenix planning to replenish the supply Wednesday morning.

The sandbags are now in place around area homes.

"Got all these lined up so when the water comes in from the street right over there it will flood in, go around the house through the backyard and into the alley," said Dustin Lamanna.

Now the hard part, watching and waiting for a storm everyone is hoping will fizzle out before causing any additional flooding.