GLOBE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - People are in the Globe-Miami area dealing with flash flooding because of the monsoon rain. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for parts of Miami, Midland City and Claypool around 3:30 p.m. People were told to get to higher ground, as officials call it a life-threatening situation.
The Red Cross has set up a shelter for those displaced by the flooding. It's at Lee Kornegay Middle School in Miami.
The U.S. 60 just outside of Miami and State Route 88 just east of Tortilla Flat were shut down because of the flooding. SR 88 reopened around 5:30 p.m. and the 60 reopened just before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Videos from Arizona's Family viewers show the heavy rain that turned roads into rivers, with one of the videos showing the floodwaters taking a trash can for a ride in Miami. Another video from Lupita Martinez shows a raging river of water coming down the street.
The flash flooding is due to the Telegraph Fire burn scar, which is just south of the Globe-Miami area. The fire started last month and was fully contained on July 3, burning nearly 181,00 acres. The National Weather Service says the storms produced up more than 2 inches of rain in that area on Thursday afternoon.