Dust devil damages several homes

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PHOENIX – Several homes in north Phoenix have been damaged after a dust devil strikes.

Neighbors say it only lasted a couple of minutes but it was enough to rip carports apart on Sunday.

Neighbors describe the powerful wind storm as being dark and quiet at first, then loud and powerful. Five homes were damaged. It was mostly the metal carport rooftops that were ripped off and thrown throughout the mobile home community near 26th Street and Utopia in Phoenix.

Residents spent most of Sunday night cleaning up what the storm had caused.

On Monday residents were mostly on the phone with their insurance agent. Nobody was injured as a result of the dust devil.