Arizona on tornado alert after storms and flooding

Arizona has been hit by storms this week, causes heavy rains, wind and flooding.  Areas of the American state were put on high alert for tornadoes, according to local media reports.

Firefighters drove a truck into the flooded wash to a spot near the woman's vehicle and walked through knee-high water to the car, where they gave the woman a flotation vest.

Firefighters drove a truck into the flooded wash to a spot near the woman's vehicle and walked through knee-high water to the car, where they gave the woman a flotation vest. Image by ABC-15.com via AP

A woman was rescued by firefighters after she became trapped in a vehicle stuck in water from the storm run-off on Tuesday.

In this still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, firefighters rescue a woman who was trapped in a vehicle stuck in water in a wash flowing with storm runoff on Tuesday, near the Anthem area in the far northern outskirts of metro Phoenix, Ariz.

In this still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, firefighters rescue a woman who was trapped in a vehicle stuck in water in a wash flowing with storm runoff on Tuesday, near the Anthem area in the far northern outskirts of metro Phoenix, Ariz. Image by ABC-15.com via AP

The incident occurred on the outskirts of metro Phoenix, Ariz. Firefighters had to drive a truck into the water near the vehicle and walk through water to get to the car and give the woman a flotation vest.

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