MONSOON 2017: Flooding forces families out of homeless shelter in Phoenix

- Thursday's powerful monsoon storm also forced dozens of family who rely on the UMOM center to relocate.

The center, located near 33rd Street and Van Buren, suffered massive flooding. There was two to three feet of standing water at some points, and it took about 24 hours to drain the water.

UMOM, which is Arizona's largest homeless shelter, suffered serious damage from the storm Thursday. The building's elevator took the brunt of the damage, and the elevator is a vital part of a shelter that houses 150 people, with many families.

Officials at the shelter believes the repairs could cost them tens of thousands of dollars.

In addition, 12 families reportedly had to move out of their rooms, due to the extensive damage and flooding.

 

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