Afternoon storm damages several homes across Tucson

CREATED Jul. 4, 2011 - UPDATED: Jul. 4, 2011

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  • A fast moving afternoon thunderstorm caused damage to homes, knocked out power, flooded normally dry washes, and uprooted trees as it swept through Pima County. Video by kgun9.com

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Web Producer: Brian Pryor

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A fast moving afternoon thunderstorm caused damage to homes, knocked out power, flooded normally dry washes, and uprooted trees as it swept through Pima County.

KGUN9 On Your Side's newsroom has been flooded with calls of storm damage. In an apartment complex in the 1000 block of East St. Mary's neighbors say a lightning strike and high winds caused a tree to uproot falling onto an apartment complex. Firefighters rescued a family of 3 from their apartment patio damaged by the tree.

Near 22nd & Wilmot, a home was damaged when high winds tore part of it's roof off. A 60 foot tree was uprooted during high winds near Tanque Verde & Wrightstown.

A 100 foot tree fell on a vehicle in a manufactured home community on the North side.

Power lines are downed or draping near Oracle & Hardy and at a home near Park & Broadway. At the storm's peak 20,000 customers were without power.

And the normally dry Rillito and Pantano washes were flowing for most of the evening with at least one pair of residents requiring rescue from the swift moving water.

If you see any storm damage in your neighborhood share it with us, weather@kgun9.com or call our newsroom (520) 290-7700.