Tornadoes in Phoenix? Winter visitors to our Arizona retirement communities this week got more than they bargained for!



Tornadoes in Phoenix?  Winter visitors to our Arizona retirement communities this week got more than they bargained for!  It's raining cats and dogs.

I feel like I am back living in Seattle Washington.  While I got really tired of of the winter storms when I lived in the rain for months at a time, I actually enjoy it here.  It's not unusual for us to get most of our annual rainfall in a span of just a couple of weeks... and this week is a doozy!

I feel bad for the winter visitors that came down to look for their retirement homes in Sun City Grand or those who were looking forward to the Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale.

I guess we are making the national news scene because I got a call from my beloved aunt & uncle in Pennsylvania.  They apparently saw that we have 50 to 60 m.p.h. winds forecast for tonight.  I no sooner hung up the phone with them when a tornado watch was announced.  Wild stuff for sure (at least for us Arizonans)

Check out the videos below courtesy of azfamily.com

National Weather Service issues tornado watch for Phoenix area

 

Flooding forces evacuations for residents in Sedona

 

Every time we have rain somewhere in Arizona we inevitably have people who don't understand (or think they know better) how dangerous it can be to drive through area washes.  What may appear to be just a little water running across the road can quickly become a rescue mission.  As a result a Stupid Motorist Law was enacted to alleviate the costs to our cities and counties.

 

 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsKathy Anderson • January 21 2010 07:35PM

Comments

Kathy,
that's good that you alert people who are not conscious about these kind of dangers specially as you wrote in certain parts of the roads where it can be a disaster,  good blog !

 

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 9 years ago

These videos make you think twice if you drive or not :)

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 9 years ago

Ray - There was another video that I didn't include that showed a car floating down the wash.  About 45 seconds into the video or so it runs into a foot bridge and then you see a dad lifting a toddler out of the car and onto the bridge.  I can't believe he would put his child at risk like that.

Posted by Kathy Anderson, Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand (HomeSmart) over 9 years ago

Kathy-this was some pretty wild stuff yesterday and last evening.  We all survived it and it was the talk of the day that's for sure.  Like the video addition to your blog.

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes; Surprise AZ Real Estate and Homes,Josee Plant Long Realty West Valley, Arizona Retirement Communities Specialist (Long Realty West Valley) over 9 years ago

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