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Weekend Storm Damage Extensive

groom creekSedona AZ (September 28, 2014) At approximately 2:30 PM Saturday, September 27, 2014, a strong super cell moved across Arizona’s Bradshaw Mountains creating very heavy rains and strong winds.

The community of Groom Creek was impacted east of Senator Highway when power was lost to about 30 homes. Citizens and APS crews are removing downed trees from the private roadways.

APS is onsite and estimates power to be restored by Thursday afternoon, October 2, 2014. Approximately twelve homes were damaged by the heavy wind and debris, and four homes sustained significant damage to the structures.

No injuries were reported.

Residents without power may purchase dry and wet ice to keep food cool, and will be reimbursed by APS after providing receipts.

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff is evaluating data from the storm to classify type and intensity.

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  1. Supervisor Jack R. Smith on September 29, 2014 toured the Groom Creek area after a major storm cell hit on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Groom Creek was damaged with an apparent ‘super cell’ weather event. This storm caused a power outage in the area which included sections of Old Miner Rd, Yegan Road, Preddy Road, Preddy Loop and, Irish Girl Lane. The storm sheared off several power poles and trees and caused major damage to at least four (4) homes along with minor damage to 8-12 others. Approximately 30 homes, including those damaged, were without power. APS has been in the area replacing power poles and lines and hope to have power restored to the area by Thursday.

    Yavapai County Emergency Management did an awesome job assisting the residents and notifying the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. As a measure of safety, the Yavapai County Jeep Posse and a Forest Patrol Supervisor conducted a door to door check to determine if residents were in urgent need or had any injuries. The residents who were still home had adequate supplies and some were operating on backup generators. No medical issues were reported.

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