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COVID-19 testing center damaged as storm rolls through East Valley

The National Weather Service has issued several storm warnings and severe weather advisories across Arizona.

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — A Dust Advisory and severe thunderstorm warning were issued Monday afternoon in parts of Maricopa and Pinal County as a storm system rolls through the Valley.

The National Weather Service has issued several storm warnings and severe weather advisories across Arizona.

This is a blog of updates from the storm. This will be updated. Watch 12 News at 10 for the latest information.

9:25 p.m.

- Gusting wind appears to have destroyed the COVID-19 testing area at Mesa Community College. 

Well our COVID-19 testing center at Mesa Community College is completely destroyed. Thankfully all of our employees are safe and secure. Updates tell us that 3 out of our 7 testing locations across the valley are obliterated. Embry Womens Health Apollo Healthcare & Diagnostics

Posted by Zachary Travis on Monday, August 17, 2020

8:45 p.m.

8:31 p.m.

8:10 p.m.

A significant weather advisory in Maricopa County is in effect until 9:15 p.m.

8 p.m.

7:45 p.m.

7:36 p.m.

7:33 p.m.

A Dust Advisory is in effect until 8:30 p.m. between Phoenix and Buckeye.

7:20 p.m.

- A small storm system is nearing the North Valley, but NWS says the strongest rain and wind are impacting the eastern part of the Valley.

7:15 p.m.

- A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect near Mesa, Chandler and Scottsdale.

7:10 p.m.

- Rain is coming down in the Apache Junction area.

7:02 p.m.

- ADOT is reminding drivers to pull off the road if they are caught in a dust storm.

7:01 p.m.

- NWS says the storm is approaching the East Valley, but meteorologists can't say if it will lose strength just yet. 

7 p.m

- A significant weather advisory has been issued for Maricopa and Pinal counties.

6:45 p.m.

- Severe weather over the Superstitions is producing strong winds that could create a dust storm, the NWS is warning.

6:10 p.m.

- Dust advisory issued near Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Queen Creek, and more. It expires at 7 p.m.

See photos sent in by 12 News viewers below:

Meteorologist Lindsay Riley has is tracking the storm and will bring you the latest developments.

Severe T-storm warning in effect for Phoenix until 8:45. Here’s the latest as these storms move west. #12news

Posted by Lindsay Riley on Monday, August 17, 2020

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