MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Monsoon storms that started in the far West Valley ended up damaging homes and airplanes in the East Valley. At Falcon Field, aerial video showed a single-engine plane was flipped upside down. There was also damage to a nearby hanger. The airport saw a wind gust of 72 miles per hour! (It was originally reported as 75 mph but has been corrected)
A little east of Falcon Field, several homeowners have repairs to do as roofs were blown off. Numerous trees were knocked over. A carport was also severely damaged. So far, there are no reports of any serious injuries. At the peak of the storm, nearly 9,500 SRP customers were without power.
It all started around 3 p.m. when isolated thunderstorms started to pop up in the far West Valley. Video from viewers shows rain pouring down. Lake Pleasant in Peoria saw up to an inch of rain. Then a severe thunderstorm warning went out for Mesa, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. A neighborhood near Power and McDowell roads saw 3/4 of an inch of rain. As the day turned to night, the storms started to dissipate.