11:30pm – Numerous media outlets in the Phoenix area are reporting on high water rescues. Helicopters have been called to rescue as most of that area is experiencing major flash flooding. We’ll update you in the morning as we get more information. -ES
KPHO-TV is reporting a landslide near New River, closing Interstate 17.
According to KPNX-TV: The Arizona Department of Public Safety is reporting that a tornado has touched down in the Desert Ridge area, near the Loop 101 and Hayden Road. The National Weather Service said it touched down at 8:32 p.m.
10:55pm CST – Tornado threat has gone away for the Phoenix metro. No word on any injuries/deaths. -ES
Peoria Fire Dept: Water Rescue on SR 74 milepost 29. Law Enforcement on scene.
Mesa-Gilbert Fire: Tree fell on car, 2 women trapped. Firefighters cutting the tree.
L-101 Scottsdale – EB traffic off at Scottsdale Rd. Debris remains on roadway; too dangerous to remove in winds. Extended closure. (Arizona Dept of Transportation via Twitter)
(9:58:19 PM) nwsbot: PSR: 6 W Scottsdale [Maricopa Co, AZ] broadcast media reports TORNADO at 08:32 PM MST — several media reports of an unconfirmed tornado at desert ridge mall.
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This post was written by qni_it on January 21, 2010