TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Strong storms caused flooding, stranded drivers, damage and fires all across the Tucson area Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Several roads were closed due to the storm, but as of 5 p.m. the only ones affected were:
- CDO Wash at Overton Road
- Overton Road west of Shannon Road
- Linda Vista between Camino de Oeste to Thornydale
The northwest side of town took the brunt of the storm.
Pima Farms Road, just west from Sandy Desert Trail, looked like a river and many homes in the area had water up to the front porch.
Power lines were knocked down on Camino de Oeste, just north of Massingale.
According to the Northwest Fire District, at least four drivers had to be rescued from flood roadways.
The storms downed trees all over town, especially along Ina Road.
There were some small power outages, but nothing on a large scale.
If you do lose power, you can still watch KOLD News 13 HERE.
At least one palm tree caught fire due to a lightning strike, according to Golder Ranch Fire.
A flash flood warning was issued for most of southern Arizona until 6 p.m.
The areas affected were Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Flowing Wells, Casas Adobes, Dove Mountain and the Catalina Foothills.
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