Powerful thunderstorms overnight into the early morning of July 23 have taken down at least 48 power poles. There are presently many customers without power in the area near intersection of La Canada and Duval Mine Road, and north on La Canada from Duval Mine Road to West Placita Tecolote Mesa.The affected area extends as far east as Old Nogales Highway. Please see the TEP power outage map linked below.Residents in this area may need to shelter in place. Town of Sahuarita Police and Public Works Department are working to direct traffic in the area; however, restoration work may require some roads in the area to be temporarily closed.There is also a road closure on Old Nogales Highway near Quail Creek-Veterans Municipal Park. Residents in Quail Creek are currently only able to exit at Madera Highlands Parkway and travel south.
Tucson Electric Power outage map can be accessed here: https://www.tep.com/outages/
Trico Electric Cooperative power outage map here: https://www.trico.coop/outages/
In regard to any persons in need of temporary shelter, the Good Shepherd Church can accommodate 20 individuals or 5 families starting today after 2 p.m.
Their facility has restrooms, showers and kitchen but people will need to bring their own food. Food Bank will open on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and food items can be made available.