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Power still out in areas hit hard by Sunday storm

The winds and rain toppled this parking cover onto a car near the Loop 101 Price Freeway and University Drive in Tempe on Sunday evening. (Source: Renee Kynast / Facebook) The winds and rain toppled this parking cover onto a car near the Loop 101 Price Freeway and University Drive in Tempe on Sunday evening. (Source: Renee Kynast / Facebook)
A roof collapses during a storm. A roof collapses during a storm.
TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) -

Sunday afternoon storms hit parts of the East Valley with enough force to tear a roof off an animal hospital and leave electric customers in the West Valley without power on Monday.

Arizona Public Service said 22 power poles were knocked down in Tonopah and that 151 customers could expect no power until about 10 p.m. Monday.

The area is from Indian School Road to Mountain View, and from Orangewood to 373 Avenue.

APS also said 500 customers in Wickenburg were without power, but it should be back on by 11 a.m.

Two dogs and three cats were boarding inside the VCA Tri-City Animal Hospital on East Broadway Road in Tempe when the roof peeled away during a powerful monsoon storm.

Veterinarian Nanette Westhof rushed to the hospital to rescue the animals, who were unharmed.

"I just kind of started shaking when I saw how much damage there was," Westhof said. "I was just not expecting it to be that much, and it's unbelievable how fast it could happen."

The storm also tore down power lines and ripped trees out of the ground. Repair crews worked into the evening to clear roadways for traffic and restore power to nearly 3,000 customers who were left in the dark.

A carport near Loop 101 and University Drive collapsed onto and badly damaged a car underneath. In Mesa, the trees at the new Chicago Cubs Spring Training complex were knocked over by a short, strong burst of wind.

"Right after (the limbs) snapped, the wind stopped," said Dale Sorensen of Mesa. "It's gone, less than a minute probably, but it's pretty awesome. They snapped like toothpicks."

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