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Glendale neighborhood fights floodwaters, again

A neighborhood in Glendale was hit hard by floodwaters. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) A neighborhood in Glendale was hit hard by floodwaters. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
The floodwater was up to 4 feet deep in some places. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) The floodwater was up to 4 feet deep in some places. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
A neighborhood in Glendale was hit hard by floodwaters. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) A neighborhood in Glendale was hit hard by floodwaters. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Residents hoped the water didn't make it to their homes. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Residents hoped the water didn't make it to their homes. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
City crews spent hours pumping the water from the neighborhood. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) City crews spent hours pumping the water from the neighborhood. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

As heavy rain swept through the Valley on Tuesday, homeowners living near 83rd Avenue and Georgia Avenue knew what was coming: rushing water down their streets and possible into their homes.  

This neighborhood has been described by some as a fish bowl. Flood waters come from around the area and gather causing the water to reach over 3 to 4 feet deep.  

[RELATED: Monsoon flooding sparks Valley water rescues, closes I-17]

Tom Milligan says the floods come like clockwork when the heavy rain rolls through.  

"It's a mess, man. It's scary. You know we can't go anywhere because of the rain. Everybody is afraid it's going to go in the house," Milligan said. 

This neighborhood saw a destructive flood back in 2014. Some homes needed a lot of repairs.  

One neighbor, Mercedes Denney, is still repairing damage to her home and worries more flooding will cause more problems.  

"Heartbreak, anger, frustration," Denney said. 

[SLIDESHOW: Storms in the Valley and statewide]

Glendale city crews brought in heavy machinery to pump the water out while others stacked sandbags in case more rain comes through.  

Neighbors say they're prepared for more storms.  

"Pray that we don't get any more rain," Denney said.

Crews were working Wednesday morning to remove the water from the flooded neighborhood. City engineers said they are working to redesign the storm system to remedy the flooding problem.

[RELATED: Major monsoon storm impacts Mike Pence rally in Downtown Phoenix]

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