Arizona tornadoes

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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

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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

5 Comments so far

  1. Ron Lindsey January 21, 2010 11:26 PM

    While watching Speed Channel tonight- Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction live from Scottsdale, AZ- A tent blew down and they mentioned that the weather was getting rather “treacherous”. It’s still on the air, I would guess the car sellers and Auctioneers are hoping that the weather doesn’t do dmamage to all of those Collector Cars!

  2. curt in arizona January 22, 2010 12:51 AM

    As far as I know, the Barrett-Jackson auction had very minimal damage from storm. However, there is another auto auction happening down the road, and there was major damage done there. There were two HUGE tents there, and they were evacuated so some reinforcing could be done on them. Sometime after that the first tent literally blew away, followed soon by the second tent. Although a smaller auction, there were still a few thousand people in attendance, and there was considerable damage to many of the show cars.

  3. curt in arizona January 22, 2010 1:01 AM

    P.S- I live in Gilbert, Az (just moved here from Rockton in August)…I live about 15 miles away from Scottsdale

  4. bob nunez January 22, 2010 3:25 PM

    while on this website i learned that there was a tornado in the desert ridge area by loop 101

  5. Maranda madison October 19, 2010 7:47 AM

    well my cousin Tim warring leaves in showlow Arizona he is a really great person i love him alot and i can”t wait until he is done cleaning this tornato up in arizona so when he comes home i can talk to him i live in ohio and i love him cousin and i miss him and i hope he is safe in Arizona right know i pray for him all the time and he is always in my mind i love him he is like a uncle to me i love him and miss him can”t wait to see him and hope he comes home soon i miss him alot i love him with all my heart

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