PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in New River near 18th Street and Circle Mountain Road Monday afternoon.

The tornado touched down at 12:07 p.m. and stayed on the ground until 12:09 p.m.

[WATCH: People in New River clean up after rare tornado hits]

The total path length was 1 mile with a width of 100 yards. The wind speed was estimated at 80 miles per hour. Damage included uprooted trees and roof damage. 

The tornado was actually caught on camera by two of our viewers! Take a look.

[RAW VIDEO: Tornado whips up debris near New River]

The tornado warning affected the north Valley, including Cave Creek and Carefree. 

A few neighbors including Jim Schwenk were quick enough to get out their phones and catch some video of it.

[WATCH: Man describes seeing tornado in New River]

"I was looking out the window and I saw what I thought was a bunch of birds flying in a big circle. And when I came outside it wasn't birds, it was actually trash," said Schwenk. "It was literally one of the only storms that ever scared me."

[WATCH: Tornado warning expires in Cave Creek area, severe weather still ahead]

Arizona's Family went and looked at some of the damage Wednesday. We found Wayne Peterson out chopping up and clearing out fallen tree limbs. He used to have two giant shade trees, but now neither of them is more than a few feet tall.

“I saw trees whipping through the air and they were hanging up on the electrical wires right over here," he said. "All of our furniture on the back porch, it must have sucked it from under there and it was shooting that way. We lost our trashcans. We don’t know where they are.”

The tornado took its path over to Roger Swann's property, too. He has a mobile home in the back that he uses as a garage, but he can't use it as a garage any longer. Some of the pieces of his roofing and siding blew off and ended up 30 yards away.

Swann was in Flagstaff when the tornado rolled through. His friend, Steve Dopke, was texting him pictures of all the damage.

“We had all kinds of rain, hail, and it was pretty wild. It was something to behold," Dopke said.

The alert for the tornado was issued just before 12:30 p.m. and expired just before 12:45 p.m.

[VIDEO: Team coverage on tornado warning in Cave Creek area]

The National Weather Service (NWS) tweet warned people to "Get indoors!"

[PHOTOS: Heavy rains cause flooding in Phoenix, surrounding areas]

And the Cave Creek Unified School District stated on its Facebook page that Mountain Elementary School and Cactus Shadows High School were "sheltering in place" due to the tornado warning in the area. Horizon High School in the PV district did the same.

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[RAW VIDEO: Tornado caught on camera near New River, Arizona]

[MORE: Storm floods roads in Apache Junction and across East Valley]

 


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