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Monsoon storms flood streets, cause power outages in cities northwest of Phoenix

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WICKENBURG, Arizona — Several communities northwest of Phoenix were trying to put themselves back together Sunday after monsoon storms flooded streets and bent steel utility poles like aluminum cans.

The National Weather Service says between 1 and 4 inches of rain fell in and around Wickenburg Saturday afternoon in a 90-minute period.

The nearby cities of Wittman and Morristown were also battered.

PHOTO: This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT shows the remnants of Tropical Storm Dolores just off the coast of the northern Baja Peninsula. The tropical moisture from Dolores is streaming northward into southern California and Arizona bringing rain showers and scattered thunderstorms. Low pressure over over the central Rockies moves eastward into the high Plains with showers and thunderstorms. High pressure promotes mostly sunny skies across the Pacific Northwest.  (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT shows the remnants of Tropical Storm Dolores just off the coast of the northern Baja Peninsula. The tropical moisture from Dolores is streaming northward into southern California and Arizona bringing rain showers and scattered thunderstorms. Low pressure over over the central Rockies moves eastward into the high Plains with showers and thunderstorms. High pressure promotes mostly sunny skies across the Pacific Northwest. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

Rain flooded at least two washes in Wickenburg, sending floodwaters into neighborhoods.

Some homes were flooded but there have been no reports of injuries. Arizona Public Service says more than 2,000 customers lost power.

As of Sunday, about 100 were still waiting for service to be restored.

APS says crews are working nonstop to replace more than 40 power poles.

Wickenburg is about 65 miles away northwest of Phoenix.

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