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PHOTOS: Deluge for Southwest Deserts, Shovelfuls of Hail in Denver

By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, Staff Writer
September 11, 2013; 6:14 AM ET
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A surge of robust tropical air pushing across the Southwest has created a slow-moving storm for the region. Severe thunderstorms led to flooding downpours that rushed through roads and neighborhoods across many desert suburbs.

Meanwhile, storms in the Denver area piled up snowlike levels of hail that had residents taking their shovels to the driveways.

San Juan County, Utah, got over a half an inch of rain in under an hour overnight. Emergency managers reported flash flooding across Silver City, N.M., as 1.2 inches of rain fell in an hour in the county.

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Areas across the Four Corners region continue to see rapidly accumulating rain amounts and risks of flash flooding.'s Andrew Baglini takes a look at the flooding in the Southwest and the hailstorm in Colorado.

Flash flooding rushes around cars at the intersection of Cave Creek and Pinnacle Peak roads in Phoenix, Ariz. Photo by Alicia Joy.

Hail fell across the Denver area Sept. 9.

Rains flooded this Glendale, Ariz., neighborhood. Photo by Kristin Cooper.

Composite of flooding photographs from Arizona Monday.

Residents of a Denver suburb remove heaps of hail by the shovelful.


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