Monsoon storms leave behind major damage in Buckeye
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - One of the areas hit hardest by overnight monsoon storms in the Valley appears to be Buckeye.
According to Tommy Taylor, a spokesman with the City of Buckeye Fire Medical Rescue, the storms left behind widespread damage, including fallen trees, structural damage to homes, and two mobile homes that have been flipped over.
>>VIDEO: Buckeye storm damage
By Noon on Monday, 130 customers in Buckeye were still without power, according to APS officials.
The main phone line for Buckeye police also wasn't working due to the outage and some city buildings were temporarily without power.
The Coyote Library located at 21699 W. Yuma Rd., #116 is being setup as a hydration center. Customers without power can pick up free ice at this location.
According to the National Weather Service, 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour) winds created dust storms throughout the area.
State transportation officials temporarily closed a section of Interstate 10 near Casa Grande due to low visibility.
Officials still are trying to determine the damage total in Buckeye from the storm.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.