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Flash flood, severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Maricopa County

Aug 20, 2020, 8:03 PM | Updated: 8:36 pm
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PHOENIX — A flash flood warning and a severe thunderstorm warning were issued for Maricopa County Thursday night.

The flash flood warning is in effect for Maricopa County until 10:30 p.m. and the severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 8:15 p.m. for Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale, according to the National Weather Service.

A significant weather advisory is also in effect for Maricopa County until 9 p.m.

By 8:20 p.m. APS’ power outage map showed 14 separate power outages in the Phoenix area had affected nearly 9,000 customers.

SRP’s power outage map also showed numerous power outages throughout the Valley.

Around 8 p.m., the Arizona Department of Transportation warned drivers to be mindful of slick driving conditions and reduced visibility.

A separate severe thunderstorm warning included Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills and was scheduled to end at 8 p.m.

An earlier severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for Queen Valley and Floor Junction until 8:15 p.m.

Earlier in the evening, a flood advisory and a dust advisory were also issued for Maricopa County.

The dust advisory was set to expire at 8 p.m.

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Flash flood, severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Maricopa County