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Lightning, winds leave thousands powerless in Arizona

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 - 00:37

Sept. 3 - Officials believe a microburst from a thunderstorm caused enough damage to leave thousands powerless in Tucson, Arizona. Nathan Frandino reports.

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STORY: Clouds blacken the skies above Tucson, Arizona, bringing a flashy lightning storm. As the thunder roared through the area, strong winds left about 10,000 powerless. The storm forced road closures and brought down power lines and trees across the area. The high winds even ripped off the roof of this home near Old Nogales Highway. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JUDY ALLEN, HOME DAMAGED IN STORM, SAYING: "My daughter and grandson came in the front door and helped me to get out. I never would have been able to get out of there by myself. There was stuff all over." Officials believe the storm was a microburst, which can bring winds as high and damaging as those in a tornado.

Lightning, winds leave thousands powerless in Arizona

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 - 00:37

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