Severe microburst on Arizona-Utah border leaves 3 people injured – Arizona News

Severe microburst on Arizona-Utah border leaves 3 people injured – Arizona News

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Arizona has seen it all: record snow and rain, floods and drought, and the searing heat of summer.
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Authorities said at least three people were injured, including a 60-year-old woman suffering a severe arm injury that required amputation, when a severe mircroburst struck Lake Powell along the Arizona-Utah border Thursday.

A 57-year-old woman suffered head and hip injuries while another person had a dislocated shoulder.

The National Weather Service said the 56 mph microburst swept through the region in about a minute accompanied by rain showers.

Page police Lt. Larry Jones said the wind knocked down trees across the city, and damaged some fencing, roofing and signs.

At nearby Lake Powell, authorities said helicopters were called to transport people off the lake.

The microburst overturned two houseboats on Lake Powell, also causing other widespread damage and injuries, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said.

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff reported thunderstorms and strong winds in the Page and Lake Powell areas early in the afternoon.

Those storms moved through the Page area and adjacent Lake Powell, a popular recreational destination that straddles Arizona and Utah. Most of the lake is located in Utah.

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