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Flooding From Record Rain in Phoenix Area Means Fun for Some, Problems for Others

Monday's record rainfall in the Phoenix area spurred officials to warn parents against letting their kids play in standing water.

But with many schools closed across the Valley 'cause of the historic deluge, what else is there to do?

At Harmony Park in Mesa near Val Vista Drive and the U.S 60 freeway, which experienced some of the Valley's worst flooding, a group of happy Mesa High School students exchanged textbooks for rowboats and spent the morning splashing around.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.
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