The summer’s first monsoon ripped through a dozen boats docked at Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto National Forest.  Fire Chief Steve Holt with the Tonto Basin Fire District says the powerful storm swelled the waters that destroyed boats lined up along the shore.  He says there were at least a dozen boats pushed up on shore,

turned over or sunk, but most of the boats were beached on shore flooded with water.  The National Weather Service says winds surpassed 70 miles per hour at Roosevelt Lake at the height of the storm.  Holt says, “It was a mess! There was stuff scattered everywhere and all the awnings were torn off RV’s.”  Luckily, no one was injured in the storm.

Kris Dugan