Trees uprooted, streets flooded after severe storms hit the East Valley

East Valley residents and city crews were out cleaning up damage from Wednesday night's storm.
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 7:51 AM MST|Updated: Jul. 14, 2022 at 9:15 AM MST
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GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Storms in the East Valley have left many homes with debris in their yards and even uprooted trees. The severe weather hit around 9 p.m., bringing heavy rains and wind into areas including Gilbert and Mesa.

Gilbert police say calls for service regarding downed trees, power lines, and debris on the roadway were spread throughout a large portion of the north part of Gilbert (between Williams Field and Baseline Roads).

Valley residents submitted various pictures to Arizona’s Family of the damage in their community. See them in the gallery below:

Mesa residents also saw severe storm damage, including a giant over a 30-year-old tree. One woman said that she’d never seen weather like this since moving to the area in 2011. “My house is right here on the corner,” she said. “I was afraid that the tree that was on the HOA side was going to hit my house because it hasn’t been trimmed yet. I was afraid it would topple over, but it didn’t.”

So far, there are no reports of any serious injuries from last night’s storms. Portions of U.S. 60 in the East Valley near Val Vista Drive were flooded out Wednesday night, making it impossible to pass through the area. Roads re-opened shortly after midnight Thursday morning.

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