'Storm of the Century': Massive storm hit the Valley in 2014

On Sept. 8, 2014, the Valley was hit by "The Storm of the Century."

People who've lived in the Phoenix area for a while will certainly remember Sept. 8, 2014.

On that date in history, the Valley was hit by "The Storm of the Century."

Nearly every part of the Valley, from Avondale to Queen Creek, received several inches of rain from the storm.

At one point during the rainfall, Interstate 10 turned into a lake near 43rd Avenue, stranding several motorists and submerging numerous cars.

During this soaking weather event, some areas in the Phoenix area received over four inches of rain.

PHOTOS: September 8, 2014: Storm of the Century

As you can imagine, many took to social media to document this stunning rainfall. 

Some shared photos of the I-10.

Others shared photos of flooding near them.

The 3.30 inches recorded by the National Weather Service in Phoenix on that day is still the daily record for Sept. 8. What the Valley experienced that day was far outside the average precipitation numbers of 0.02 inches.

It was an incredible storm that many will remember for years to come.

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