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Nearly 9,000 without power Saturday as monsoon weather passes through Valley

Jul 30, 2022, 6:14 PM | Updated: Jul 31, 2022, 7:49 am

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PHOENIX –Thousands of residents were without power Saturday evening as showers and thunderstorms passed through the Valley, officials said.

Nearly 9,000 outages were reported in central and south Phoenix around 5 p.m., according to SRP.

As of 8 a.m. Sunday morning, SRP was reporting less than 200 power outages in the Valley.

In one instance Saturday night, power lines to the west of Interstate 17 were down while in another, storm activity was affecting electrical systems on the east of I-17, officials said.

Changes in weather started just after 4 p.m. when a dust storm warning went into effect in the southeast Valley, affecting Interstate 10, Interstate 8 and U.S. 60, the National Weather Service in Phoenix said.

Shortly after, nearly an inch of rain fell in Queen Creek, followed by more than half an inch near the Loop 202 by South Mountain Park, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County.

The storm began making its way toward the West Valley, producing 1.02 inches of rain in Phoenix and in Laveen by 7 p.m.

Nearly two inches were recorded in Deer Valley while McDowell Mountain, just north of Fountain Hills, saw 1.34 inches of rain.

Parts of Paradise Valley saw 2.13 inches while Scottsdale and parts of east Mesa recorded .04 inches.

The rain lasted mainly before 10 p.m., NWS said.

A flash flood warning was in effect in Phoenix and Glendale until 10 p.m.

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Nearly 9,000 without power Saturday as monsoon weather passes through Valley