Scottsdale provides cool relief center due to power outages

The city of Scottsdale opened an emergency cooling station Tuesday afternoon to assist residents without electricity because of Monday’s storm.

The cooling station is located at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

Residents in need of a place to escape the heat are invited to stay at the center until their power is restored, according to a press release.

Up to 900 Scottsdale residences remained without power at about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, stated the release. Projections indicate electrical service will return for those residents sometime this evening.

Scottsdale police and fire units are also doing welfare checks today at assisted living centers to ensure residents are safe and protected from the heat.

Monday’s storm not only knocked out power to many Scottsdale residents south of Camelback road, it also uprooted dozens of trees and scattered debris across roadways and parks, the release stated.

Scottsdale crews began cleanup efforts almost immediately and have reported no injuries or significant damage due to the storm.

All unbridged roads across the Indian Bend Wash are open at this time.

Weather reports indicate a chance for more storms Tuesday evening and later into the week, according to the release.

For the latest storm information, residents can visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov or call the city’s telephone information line at 480-312-3111 during business hours.

The Scottsdale Independent is published monthly and mailed to 75,000 homes and businesses in Scottsdale.

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