PHOENIX — A monsoon storm that swept into the Phoenix area has left a trail of damage in the region’s southeastern suburbs, where winds flipped planes and downed trees and power poles.
Fire officials say 41 planes were damaged, some severely, after a microburst hit the Chandler Municipal Airport Tuesday night. Television images show the planes flipped upside down, shoved into piles or with their wings snapped.
In other areas of Chandler, ABC-15 TV reports power poles were broken off by high winds and more than a dozen trees in a large pecan grove were downed.
Tuesday’s night’s thunderstorm was the second of the day to hit metro Phoenix. Earlier storms left thousands of residents without power.
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The National Weather Service says more storms are expected to develop Wednesday in Phoenix and areas across the state.