Several lightning strikes were observed in Tempe on Aug. 10, 2018, as a monsoon storm swept over parts of Phoenix area.
Bayan Wang, The Republic |

More than 24,000 were without power in Bullhead City on Sunday morning after a storm disabled a transformer.

Many residents of the Mohave County city have been without power since 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Mohave Electric Cooperative crews were working to restore power to the area. 

The Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross opened a cooling station at the Suddenlink Community Center, at 2380 Suddenlink Way, on Sunday morning. The emergency station will provide relief from the heat, water and snacks. Leashed pets are allowed.


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Many Bullhead City residents turned to social media to voice concerns for both their comfort and safety. Temperatures were forecast to reach 110 degrees Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. 

“11 hours without power, unacceptable Bullhead City! Power is still out,” Bullhead City KayCee Heim wrote on Facebook. “My kids, husband, pig and dogs are miserable! They don’t even know when the power will be restored! Could barley sleep, it was so hot I almost slept outside! (T)hat storm last night was one we will NEVER forget!”


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