Tucson Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on August 12, 1995 · 3
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Tucson Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · 3

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, August 12, 1995
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4 i StoraMcss heavy damage as it sweeps across the city Continued from 1A XAVIER GALLEGOSTucaon Citizen graving the storm VanTran driver Jorge Carlos helps Jose Go-inez get to an appointment at SL Mary’s Hospital A ' zzzz—r— — Sf i & " - - a- xv r zv- v 1 t GARY GAYNORTucson Citizen Mark Milburg of Mike’s Tree Service removes branches of a huge tree that blew onto a house on North Caslmir Pulaski dress shirt planning to call his in surance company to repair his car which at one point sat under more than 5 feet of water “The whole inside was just full of water” Yingst said “It was completely inundated" Many people were rescued from their cars in swift water from one end of the city to die other as emergency crews were swamped and everyday citizens plunged into the running water to help No (me was seriously injured in the rescues fire officials said The Tucson Fire Department responded to more than 350 calls said Tucson Fire Department Capt J Randall Ogden It could hardly have been worse: the storm hit at rush hour on a Friday night Ogden noted A lightning-sparked fire did $30000 damage to a trailer in the 10000 block of North Silverbell Road that fortunately was abandoned and unoccupied Winds flipped over another trailer across town in the 7000 block of South Craycroft Road Two people inside made it out un-iiyured but a third suffered scratches and bruises according to RuralMetro Fire Department The storm hitting shortly after 4 pm dumped 15 to 3 inches of rain around the parched city with the most falling in central Tucson This had been the driest summer recorded this century according to a National Weather Service meteorologist The highest wind gust yesterday of 76 mph was recorded at 4:28 pm at Tucson International Airport where an aviation hangar was damaged Anything above 73 mph is hurricane force Among the damaged buildings was Tierra Antigua Village 1150 N El Dorado Place which lost a roof on one apartment unit and had water damage in another Margo Porter 30 said she was walking in the lower part of her apartment when she felt water J‘We were sitting in here and we walked downstairs in our socks and all of the sudden we felt them get real wet” Porter said as maintenance workers cleaned her carpet last night The West Side where many residents reported flooding in their homes had strong winds and marble-size haiL The American Red Cross hastily set up a shelter for storm victims in GARY GAYNORTucaon Cozen Tucson Electric Power crews cut and remove one of the downed power lines across West Ina Road the gymnasium at Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind 1200 W Speedway Blvd It was closed at midnight after no one showed up said Jean-Jacques Surbeck a spokesman with the Red Cross Crews from Tucson Electric Power worked through the night repairing downed power lines throughout the city said spokesman Jay Gonzales "The damage was so widespread it’s difficult to assess” he said but added that the number of residents who lost power was “well into the thousands” Priorities for TEP crews depended on the size of outages Gonzales said But crews were expected to restore power to most customers by this morning Power at Tucson Medical Center and Northwest Hospital went out briefly but emergency generators kicked on There were no reported problems officials said South of Tucson Green Valley was without power for at least 30 minutes A crane worked into the night to pluck power lines from Interstate 19 at Pima Mine Road The freeway was closed until 4 this morning when one lane in each direction reopened The power lines there were part of a six-mile swath of lines that were knocked down extending from Mission Road to Old Nogales Highway said RuralMetro spokesman Corey Reed - 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