Monsoon

A large monsoon rolled into Buckeye just after 9 p.m. July 8 causing widespread damage, including fallen trees, structural damage to homes and two flipped mobile homes.

All downtown city facilities were closed July 9 until about 10:30 a.m. due to power outages, and the Buckeye Police administrative number was out, according to Fire Capt. Tommy Taylor with Buckeye’s Fire Medical Rescue. Fire needs had to go through the 9-1-1 system temporarily. Power was out in the areas south of Broadway Road and to the east of Rainbow Road. Approximately 1,800 homes were without power. Outages were listed on the APS website, outagemap.aps.com/outageviewer.

The Red Cross opened a cooling station at the Coyote Library. APS is planning to reimburse customers affected by the outages for up to 40 pounds of wet, bagged ice or 20 pounds of dry ice, according to the Buckeye Facebook page.