What a night! Damage, power outages from severe storms

Severe thunderstorms causes major damage in metro Phoenix

Streets were flooded, roofs were blown away and the Valley was pounded with rain Monday night as another monsoon rolled into the area.

As the sun rose Tuesday, Sky 12 captured images of damaged homes and businesses, but fortunately no deaths or serious injuries have been reported.

Phoenix Union High School District announced on Twitter that power outages would delay the start of school till 10 a.m. at Bostrom, Desiderata and Metro Tech.

Integrity K-12 Charter School in Tempe has canceled classes Tuesday due to damage to its roof.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the area until 11:15 p.m. and previously issued a severe thunderstorm warning that was in effect for a few hours and expired around 9:15 p.m.

TRACK STORMS: 12 News live radar

12 News meteorologist Caribe Devine said that the Valley was hit with around one inch of rain in just under an hour Monday night.

She said that amount of rain is usually expected over the course of a month in metro Phoenix.

These thunderstorms brought damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and flooding across the Valley.

12 News crews were at multiple intersections across the Valley, including 19th Avenue and Interstate 10, and saw severe flooding -- parts so bad that cars couldn't access the on-ramp to the highway.

Officials urged people to stay home during the storms and warned people not to enter flooded roadways. There were also reports of downed trees and severe damage to buildings, including a school, across the city.

Other parts of the Valley that were affected included Sky Harbor International Airport. Flights were grounded from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. and portions of the Sky Train weren't operating after the guide way was flooding. Officials also say the storm also caused damage to the Terminal 3 roof and flooded inside but it is unknown the extent of the damage.

They also reported trees down along the roadway at the airport. Passengers are advised to check their flight status before heading to the airport.

There were also reports of power poles that snapped in half. At the height of the storm, about 70,000 residents were without power. That number was reduced to about 50,000 by morning.

The latest outage information is available online:

SRP: https://myaccount.srpnet.com/myaccount/outages/public

APS: https://www.aps.com/en/globalservices/outagecenter/Pages/home.aspx

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