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Check out then and now... This week marks the 10 year anniversary of severe storms hitting Tucson

Posted at 6:56 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 22:08:02-04

This week 10 years ago a severe storm hit the Sabino Canyon and Tanque Verde area.

Five consecutive nights of heavy rain caused flash flooding back in July 2006.

The water damaged homes, trees were knocked over, and cars were submerged in mud.

Wendy Cross, the general manager at Forty Niner Country Club, remembers exactly when this storm hit years ago.

"It was running.. making waves," Cross said. "It was running hard. It was a massive amount of water all at one time."

Water by the gallons rammed though homes destroying precious belongings. 

She said that the mud in the Tanque Verde wash within the country club was about four feet high.

Nearly 40 homes and businesses were flooded and 100 vehicles were submerged in water. 

The flooding prompted a Federal Disaster Declaration in Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, and Pinal county.

The total cost of the damage was $13.6 million dollars. 

Cross says if a storm were to happen again... she will be ready. 

"We are prepared for it mentally, we are prepared for it physically from what we need to do and what equipment we need," she explained. "We have a lot more equipment on hand now than we did 10 years ago."