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Aug 23, 2013 9:37 PM by Lupita Murillo

Northwest neighborhoods clean up after storm

TUCSON - Homeowners and landscapers were busy all day cleaning up on the northwest side after Thursday night's storm. The storm packed a powerful punch that ripped off roofs from houses, uprooted trees, and even caused the Safeway at Linda Vista and Thornydale to close due to water damage. It has since reopened, but the bakery and deli will be closed for two weeks. One landscaping crew spent Thursday night and all day Friday removing fallen trees. At Crooked Tree Golf course they lost 20 trees because of the high winds. Shawn Widger, owner of Arbor Tree and Cactus Landscape tells News 4 Tucson, "The microburst that came here last night was amazing, never seen anything like it 20 years." Robert Doyle was surveying the damage inside his house. "Looks like I've suffered some damage on the ceiling, clearly its wet, it runs down the side of the wall, and I don't know what the damage is inside the dry wall." Outside, the wind ripped off part of the roof. "I could hear my roof shifting, then I saw tiles flying out my back porch into my lawn." Yet he considers himself lucky because no one was hurt, and what was damaged can be replaced. Crews will be working throughout the weekend to clean up the mess.

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