TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The National Weather Service of Tucson confirmed a tornado touched down near Willcox late Monday, Sept. 23.
The NWS said the EF1 tornado, which had an estimated peak wind speed of 90-100 mph, touched down around 9:25 p.m. and was on the ground for about 2 minutes.
The tornado was .33 miles wide and traveled 1.75 miles, according to the NWS. There were two reported injuries and no fatalities.
On Tuesday, crews in Cochise County were cleaning up after it caused damage and power outages in the area.
According to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, it touched down northwest of Willcox off of Hamilton Road around 9:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service sent investigators to the area Tuesday to inspect the damage and verify it was a tornado.
The storm caused damage to three homes, snapped power poles and downed several power lines. Some road signs were reported to be twisted beyond repair.
Crews from Sulpher Springs Valley Electric were working to restore power to those that were affected by the storm.
Officials set up a reception center at the Cochise County Service Center at 405 S. Haskell Avenue in Willcox for anyone who needed a safe place to go.