Storm damage reported across Tucson area as monsoon kicks into high gear

A strong storm rolled through the Tucson area Friday, July 2.
A strong storm rolled through the Tucson area Friday, July 2.(Terra Contessa)
Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 3:08 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 3, 2021 at 10:23 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A strong storm rolled through the Tucson area Friday, July 2, leaving plenty of damage in its wake.

A possible landspout was spotted on Speedway by KOLD viewer Kelly Gallagher Julien and the NWS Tucson confirmed it is investigating.

According to NOAA: A landspout is a tornado with a narrow, rope-like condensation funnel that forms while the thunderstorm cloud is still growing and there is no rotating updraft - the spinning motion originates near the ground.

KOLD received reports of damage across the area.

In the 3100 block of East Prince Road, a two-story home under construction was blown down.

At the intersection of Magee and LaCanada, a shed smashed into a power pole.

A large tree was knocked down at an apartment complex near River and Campbell, according to Alana Flowers.

According to Tucson Police, power lines were knocked down on First Avenue between River and Wetmore.

There were also several trees down at Holy Hope Cemetery on Oracle Road.

According to KOLD viewer Rosario Valencia, a ceiling window at the Tucson Mall broke and rain poured into the building.

If you saw any damage, please let us know by email

It wasn’t all bad though. The area finally got some much-needed rain.

Twitter user @TucsonDrone posted a drone shot of the wash near River and La Canada flowing after the storms blew through.

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