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Monsoon uproots trees and breaks windows at Campbell Ranch Apartments

Posted at 2:46 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 20:45:26-04
The Northwest side was hardest hit in Sunday's monsoon rain. At the Campbell Ranch Apartments, dozens of trees were ripped out of the ground and at least eight windows were shattered in the fierce winds and rain. Cleanup crews say it's going to take at least a week to get the trees and debris cleared away.
Residents say it sounded like a tornado outside their window. The first big monsoon storm this summer dumped between half an inch and three quarters of an inch of rain on parts to Tucson, and many people in the complex said this was the worst storm they've ever seen. 
Christopher Herber is a resident at Campbell Ranch and he said he thought someone had broken into his apartment when he got home because the storm broke two of his windows. "Actually the spare bedroom here is completely torn apart. There is glass everywhere...thousands of little pieces of glass and huge pieces also shattered everywhere in my apartment."
His windows sat open for hours, so he says his carpet is soaked too. Across the complex, the pool is filled with mud and debris. Several lighting poles were knocked down, and two trees collapsed a parking structure.
Luckily though, no one was hurt, and no cars were damaged. The complex says they're just concerned with finishing the repairs as quickly as they can before the next storm hits.