Severe storms tore through the Phoenix area Tuesday night, leaving a trail of destruction.
At Falcon Field Airport, high winds blew down planes and destroyed buildings.
More than an inch of rain fell at Falcon Field, according to the Maricopa County Flood Control District.
Thousands of people in Phoenix were without power for hours.
One homeowner said a neighbor saw lightning before a huge tree fell on his home. Barbara Palmer and her family were not injured. Luckily, they were in another part of the house when the tree fell, she said.
The giant limbs caused cracks in its roof and carport, but a strangely developed limb hit the ground first and held the main torso in place, preventing it from suffering further damage.
Palmer says the tree was a “teenage” when they moved in next door more than 50 years ago. She says the owner of the property the tree is on lives out of town, but they have been notified.
The storm was moving west and out of the Phoenix area Wednesday morning. However, the National Weather Service warned that areas in the west could still see heavy rain and flooding.
This story was originally published by Nohelani graph and ashley on the loose Scripps News Phoenix.