Arizona Tornado 2010
October 7, 2010 by USA Post
Arizona Tornado 2010, Arizona Department of Emergency Management have led to the small town of Bellemont, west of Flagstaff, to assess the damage caused by two tornadoes that struck on Wednesday morning.
Coconino County Supervisor Matt Ryan said most damage was to private property, that there was “limited impact” of public infrastructure such as roads and public buildings.
Six people suffered minor injuries when he hit two tornadoes and two others around Bellemont Flagstaff just before dawn on a day when the National Weather Service issued 22 tornado warnings as a series of thunderstorms moved across the northern Arizona. The weather service said the winds of storms produced 86 to 110 miles per hour.
Home Shawn Costa was one of the 200-damaged Bellemont, where winds whipped 28 cars of a freight train derailed.
Costa said he had just started working when he received a call from his wife that “busting through the windows.”
He returned home to find “the garage doors are gone, windows are broken, some very significant damage to the roof, lots of water damage.”
Costa Chevy Blazer was tossed from the driveway into the street.
“I do not know if she lifted and moved, but it is unusable,” said Costa, “yes, I guess everything he did, he damaged pretty well.”
Dave Lott and his family slept in their home in Flagstaff Meadows subdivision when a tornado hit about half past five on Wednesday.
“First, he began to look like a hailstorm, he looked like a big hailstorm, then all the windows smashed and the children started crying,” said Lott.
He described the damage to his house.
“We have a few windows blown out, we have a hole in the roof, and it seems that the next return of the awning of his detached house and just went through ours.”
A 20-mile stretch of Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff was closed for about 90 minutes Wednesday morning. Upon reopening, the Department of Transportation Arizona advised motorists to stay out of the area because of the danger of more storms and debris left by earlier storms.
Of 180 was closed for some time in the area north of Kendrick Park Flagstaff because of fallen trees blocking the road.
The National Weather Service said the first tornado Bellemont, 15 miles west of Flagstaff; about 5:30 am a second hit the ground a little later.
“About a mile from destruction,” said Pribil. “Camper we have a world here. We estimate about 30 trailers were destroyed in their inventory. We had a train wreck. ”
Tornado derailed 28 cars of a train parked Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight transport cargo containers from the ports of Los Angeles to the east. Both crewmembers were uninjured.
Much of the state was warned to be prepared for severe thunderstorms Wednesdaym as those that produced large hail, strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday afternoon.
Valerie Myers meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the weather type that produced the storms Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is not uncommon.
“This time of year, we have low pressure systems coming to clear a path on the west coast and positioned in just the right spot on the tape in California where we are good and some moisture He pulls to the north in the state. ”
The valley was still digging Thursday from storms that uprooted trees and electric poles fell early in the week.
Serious damage tense relations from St. Mary’s Food Bank in West Valley to a neighborhood in Mesa near Dobson and Elliot roads.
Rain and hail damaged the roof of the food bank, causing about 200,000 damage and ruin and about 20 percent of the food supply.
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