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Given the choice, most of us want to stay in our homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

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“I’d been caring for my father full time, 24/7 for 3.5 years before realizing I needed a break. Deciding on Respite Care was a difficult decision for many reasons. (If you know, you know). By the time we found Dixie at Always Best Care we had been through 6 care providers and two agencies in 12 months due to staffing issues. Marcy (owner) was warm, engaging and present. The support staff at Always Best were only ever a text away. (Thank you ladies!) And Dixie, Dad’s final friend, was a perfect fit. It didn’t take long for Dixie to feel like part of our family. On Dads last morning before Hospice we took him to breakfast at his favorite place. And if didn’t feel right unless Dixie was there. Thank you for helping my Dad and my Family through these final steps. You have my gratitude. (Image used with permission)”

Kevin J.
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“We feel blessed to have found Marcy and her amazing group of caregivers to assist our Mom in remaining at home through the end of her life. Everyone involved in her care was extremely compassionate, understanding and flexible. It was so nice to have Marcy come out each time a new caregiver was assigned in order to introduce them to Mom. I always felt comfortable and confident in the quality of her care and safety.”

Shannon L.
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“Our caregiver Marcy, with Always Best Care, is very attentive to our needs and exceeds our expectations! She is always willing to do whatever it takes to provide excellent care for my 90-year-old mother!”

Thomas M.
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“Our family came to Always Best Care by way of VA benefits awarded which they were contracted to provide. Quickly, we could see ABC rates were more than competitive than the private care provider our family had in place. The Director's personal customer service was heads and shoulders above any provider in the East Valley we had interviewed or utilized. The staff was highly qualified, on time and professional. The Director hosted personal orientations with each new caregiver that entered our home to ensure there was never a gap in continuity of Care. Our prior experience was deflating and included 3 shifts that "no one even showed up for work" and worse, "the company didn't even know that the caregiver was not at work". ABC was just the opposite!! They used technology/communication savvy to ensure our Dad had the coverage we expected. I was impressed that Always Best Care prioritized my Father and, the overall needs of the entire family. As the care level increased, Always Best Care helped us adjust, understand what was happening and ultimately - increased care as needed...no matter in the event that it was an holiday or an overnight request. They were there with us personally to the end. I am a huge fan of ABC and can't express enough how grateful I am/was for their friendship and help. Please trust your loved ones to Always Best Care! You will love it~~”

Mercedes A.
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“Marcy and her team of Caregivers are top notch and very caring! They took great care of my Mother-in-Law until she went into Hospice! She was very pleased with her caregivers!”

William D.
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“Always Best Care Senior Service was a pleasure to work with when I needed a few days of help after surgery. The owner, Marcy, was very responsive, met with me prior to my surgery to personally go over my needs, and the caregivers she sent to help me were professional and caring. I would highly recommend Always Best Care to everyone.”

Jim M.
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“Our family needed to get my disabled brother in an assisted living environment quickly as his care giver's health (our mother) was in decline. Always Best Care came to our rescue after finding out the needs and type of care needed to get our brother into a safe environment. We spent many hours looking and found the right place for him all in one day. Always Best Care also gave us resources to get additional financial help that my brother could qualified for. These amazing women helped us in a very stressful and emotional time when we were under extreme pressure and they made it as easy as possible considering the situation. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

Emilie G.
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“My mother had excellent care at Always Best Care for around 5 years. Her initial caregiver stayed with my mom the whole time and became a part of the family. She helped my mom with activities of daily living, drove her to appointments, helped her shop, cleaned and cooked, and helped her socialize with other seniors. As my mother's health deteriorated, Always Best Care helped find additional nursings assistants for around the clock care. All the nursing assistants were professional and caring. I highly recommend Always Best Care of Chandler/Gilbert.”

mary L.
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“Marcy and her team were professional, helpful and relatable at a very difficult time for us. They were willing to work with us and provide exactly what we needed at every step of the way from in home care to Memory Care referrals. We couldn’t be more grateful to them.”

Lisa P.
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“Marcy and her team of Caregivers are top notch and very caring! They look great care of my Mother-In-Law until she went into Hospice! She was very pleased with her caregiver!”

Linda C.
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“Marcy was so very helpful for my dad. She appreciated his years of military service and gave us insight and direction to VA benefits.”

Ralph G.
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“Our care giver from Always Best Care Senior Services is doing a fine job getting my spouse to cooperate on personal care, etc. and working with her for mental and physical exercises.”

Lisa R.
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“Marcy and her team were fabulous!! Marcy always introduced new caregivers and made sure my mom was comfortable They took such great care of my mother! She was very happy!! I would totally recommend using them for your loved ones.”

Nancy W.
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“I would recommend Always Best Care to anyone in my situation! They are very professional and very knowledgeable. More importantly they understand what you’re doing through and many times you feel like you are doing it all along and they really make you feel like have someone to lean on and someone to support you. I cried several times during my experience with them because I struggled with not sure what I was doing was the right decision and they were truly a friend to me and a shoulder to cry on, literally! They will never know just how grateful I am to them and what a big difference there are making in this world. May God richly bless them all!”

Renata J.
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“Very good support for the family during a very stressful time.”

Marilyn M.
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“I contacted the owner of Always Best Care in Chandler, AZ, Marcy Stenger, regarding an assignment for my MSW program. I needed assistance in collecting information on resources available for older adults. Marcy took time out of her day to answer all of my questions when I has been turned down by others. She is a wealth of knowledge and displays a tremendous amount of passion in the work that she does. I would highly recommend her for support needed with your loved one, she definitely would take the time to ensure all of your concerns and questions are addressed.”

Jacquelyn P.
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“Always Best Care Senior Services was top notch from the RN caseworker to the aides. We used them for our 90 year-old parents for some respite care. My parents had nothing but good things to say about their caregiver. She was reliable, kind, and caring and did a lot of extras that were appreciated. Thank you for all your help.”

April P.
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“I recently had a situation with the wedding of my daughter and needed a caregiver. My daughter's father is disabled and needed extra assistance to look his best and get to the wedding. Always Best Care was there to help. They were understanding, professional and on time. Since then I have needed Always Best Care's services for my 93-year-old Aunt. My Aunt has loved the friendly, cheerful company and the help has been priceless. Trust is a huge factor with having someone come into out home. I trust Always Best Care. They have done an excellent job with management, communication, and consistent high-quality care.”

Helen T.
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“The day came when my mom needed extra help as she is older and has trouble doing the simple things we all take for granite. Like taking a shower without the fear of falling, making a lunch, cleaning up around the house and laundry and much more. I was at a lose of what to do for help as I could not keep up with it all as I work full time, kids, family and live across town. Always Best Care Senior Services provided Marcy who was a referral and ended up being the best thing that could have happened. My mom did not want help at first but over time she now is a big, big fan! My mom's lifestyle and attitude has improved and she is happy and likes the staff that helps her. Thank you so much to Marcy and team for how much they care and help my mom.”

David A.
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“I would recommend this place to anyone! I worked for them and it was a blessing! Marcy has the biggest heart, and is willing to do anything to help her clients and her worker. She makes you feel like family. If you are looking for someone to help with your family or you are looking for a job you won’t regret picking Always Best Care! If I was still in Phoenix I’d still be working here! I miss it dearly.”

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“I would like to recommend Marcy as a resource for the elderly and disabled. She was gracious and patient while working with my sister to find long term housing for here. I would like to share a story. I was not experienced with housing, agencies, financial services and regulations for seniors and disables citizens. It is a web of regulatory compliance and agencies. Without Marcy I would still be searching and most likely would have needed assistance for myself. The experience is overwhelming and without someone that is honest, compassionate as well as resourceful as Marcy; I would have never made it through the process. Although my sister has sense expired, Marcy was there from the beginning and still checks on me to this day. She is a resource, I never want to be without.”

Mariette J.
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“Our family needed to get my disabled brother in an assisted living environment quickly as his family caregiver's health (our mother) was in decline. Always Best Care came to our rescue after finding out the needs and type of care needed to get our brother into a safe environment. We spent many hours looking and found the right place for him all in one day. Always Best Care also gave us resources to get additional financial help that my brother could qualify for. These amazing women helped us in a very stressful and emotional time when we were under extreme pressure and they made it as easy as possible considering the situation.”

Karen
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“It is clear the love and care Marcy takes of her clients. She pays close attention to detail to make sure their needs are more than met. As owner of Canyon Creek Assisted Living & Memory Care the residents she has referred to us and the follow through she provides is more than we could hope for. Thank you!”

Heather M.
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“Marcy, and her company, has been amazing to me and my mother in law. Marcy is very compassionate of the work, she does... she goes above and beyond, the needs of others. She has found Care for us, in our time of need, and we are appreciated the services render. Wouldn't ask for a better, company. ????”

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How does In-home Senior Care in Mesa, AZ work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

Comfort
Comfort

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Mesa, AZ, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

Independence
Independence

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Mesa, AZ gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.


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During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Mesa,AZ understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one

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An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home

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Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs

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Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Gusty Phoenix-area storms that overturned planes at Mesa airport may return

Following a series of thunderstorms that ripped through portions of the Valley on Tuesday night, chances of a reprise were possible through the afternoon for Greater Phoenix.According to the National Weather Service, storms had "erupted" in the early hours of Wednesday morning for much of the foothills and higher terrain sections of the Valley, spawning the potential for strong, gusty ...

Following a series of thunderstorms that ripped through portions of the Valley on Tuesday night, chances of a reprise were possible through the afternoon for Greater Phoenix.

According to the National Weather Service, storms had "erupted" in the early hours of Wednesday morning for much of the foothills and higher terrain sections of the Valley, spawning the potential for strong, gusty winds, heavy downpours, frequent lightning and small hail.

These storms have since continued on their path eastward, causing a slew of flash flood warnings and advisories for swaths of Maricopa County.

"It looks like the predominant amount of activity today with shower and thunderstorm activity is going to stay primarily east of Phoenix," Phoenix branch meteorologist Alex Young told The Arizona Republic.

Young added that if storms were to hit the metro area, they'd likely do so toward the middle to late afternoon hours.

Per the forecast, temperatures were slated to be as high as 101 degrees in Phoenix on Wednesday; however, depending on cloud coverage, the Valley could remain below 100 degrees.

"We've got a lot of work to do if we even get to 100 today," Young said.

Looking toward the weekend, conditions will once again start to dry out, decreasing the concerns for convection and warming back up to the mid-100s.

Tuesday storms bring hail, high winds

Tuesday night's storms crushed sections of the Valley, bringing heavy rain, hail and high winds that caused the temporary closure of a school and sent planes at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa airborne.

"Last night we had quite a bit of activity," Young said. "We saw reports of 70-80 mph wind gusts with that at this point. There were some hail reports as well, looks like up to 1.75 inches in the Chandler area."

In regard to rain, according to the Maricopa County Flood Control District, amounts varied all over the metro area and Maricopa County. While a number of areas reported totals below half an inch, those in north Phoenix, east Mesa and Apache Junction took most of the pounding, some areas boasting upward of 2.5 inches

The winds caused structural damage to Zaharis Elementary in Mesa, forcing Mesa Public Schools administration to close the campus until the roof is repaired.

The school district told The Republic that students were scheduled to return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 19, but that could change as staff continued to assess the situation.

Teachers were in contact with their students for at-home learning activities, the district said, and added that families in need of assistance would have to fill out a form emailed to them.

Winds were also felt at Falcon Field Airport, as the reliever to Sky Harbor International and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway got hit hard by the disastrous cell at around 8:30 p.m.

The Maricopa County Flood Control District reported that Falcon Field received nearly 1.5 inches of rain during the downpour.

"They had about 20 planes outside that were damaged, including some that were overturned from the storm," Mesa senior public information specialist Kevin Christopher told The Arizona Republic. "We've got numerous hangars with some damage, both hangars owned by the airport and privately owned."

Two vintage World War II hangars were also among those battered and beaten, one sustaining some roof and door damage, while the other had its roof blown off.

Christopher added that no one was injured and that the airport remains open and never closed during the onslaught's peak.

Mesa elementary school may be closed until next week due to storm damage

PHOENIX — Tuesday night's storms brought flooding, damage, and power outages to swaths of the Valley, but we're not out of the woods yet.With lots of humidity still in the air, storm chances are going to carry over into Wednesday. Keep an eye out for storm threats such as heavy rainfall, lightning, gusty winds and hail.The storms even forced the closure of Zaharis Elementary School in Mesa on Wednesday. Officials said the campus won't reopen until Tuesday, Sept. 19 due to roof damage. The school may reopen sooner dependin...

PHOENIX — Tuesday night's storms brought flooding, damage, and power outages to swaths of the Valley, but we're not out of the woods yet.

With lots of humidity still in the air, storm chances are going to carry over into Wednesday. Keep an eye out for storm threats such as heavy rainfall, lightning, gusty winds and hail.

The storms even forced the closure of Zaharis Elementary School in Mesa on Wednesday. Officials said the campus won't reopen until Tuesday, Sept. 19 due to roof damage. The school may reopen sooner depending how soon the repairs can be completed.

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And the storms continued into this morning. A severe thunderstorm warning was in place for Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe until 7:15 a.m.

Residents from Goodyear to Mesa were also feeling the weather last night, with several homes suffering from storm damage and downed trees.

Falcon Field airport in Mesa was severely damaged, with multiple hangars shredded by the storm. Several planes at the airport were damaged as well, but there's no estimated cost of damages at this time.

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Looking back at the rainfall totals from overnight, the numbers varied across the Valley. Here's a breakdown of where the rain fell.

We'll continue to track the storm chances Wednesday. Stay tuned to 12News for updates.

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Thunderstorms move through Maricopa County

The Arizona RepubicThunderstorms were moving through the Valley on Tuesday night, with the National Weather Service issuing several severe thunderstorm warnings for Maricopa County. Pinal County also was included in the warnings.The weather service also said a strong thunderstorm would impact portions of Maricopa County through 11:15 p.m. Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near New River, moving east at 20 mph, with winds in excess of 40 mph and pea-size hail.Latest weather news:...

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Thunderstorms were moving through the Valley on Tuesday night, with the National Weather Service issuing several severe thunderstorm warnings for Maricopa County. Pinal County also was included in the warnings.

The weather service also said a strong thunderstorm would impact portions of Maricopa County through 11:15 p.m. Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near New River, moving east at 20 mph, with winds in excess of 40 mph and pea-size hail.

Latest weather news:Gusty Phoenix-area storms that overturned planes at Mesa airport may return

The weather service said conditions were favorable for scattered strong to severe thunderstorm development across south-central Arizona's lower deserts. Winds in excess of 40 mph and half-inch or larger hail would be possible.

Affected areas include Aguila Valley; Apache Junction, Gold Canyon; Buckeye, Avondale; Cave Creek, New River; central La Paz; central Phoenix; Deer Valley; East Valley; Fountain Hills, east Mesa; Gila Bend; Kofa; Mazatzal Mountains; New River Mesa; north Phoenix, Glendale; northwest Pinal County; northwest Valley; Pinal County, Superstition Mountains; Rio Verde, Salt River; Scottsdale, Paradise Valley; Sonoran Desert National Monument; South Mountain, Ahwatukee Foothills; southeast Valley, Queen Creek; Tonopah Desert; west Pinal County.

The West Valley received most of the rainfall, with parts of Buckeye receiving the most at 0.87 inches as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Maricopa County Flood Control District. Litchfield Park received nearly 0.4 inches of rain while Surprise and Glendale received about 0.35 and 0.24 inches respectively.

Though the West Valley saw most of the precipitation, central Phoenix saw a modest amount at 0.35 inches.

The weather service later warned of a "very dangerous storm" moving through Apache Junction and said parts of east Mesa suffered wind damage at about 9:16 p.m. The agency said the storm included 80 mph winds and penny-sized hail. It urged people in the area to stay indoors and away from windows.

The weather service also issued a flash flood advisory through 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

For the latest watches and warnings, see our weather alert page.

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20+ aircraft were overturned or damaged by Tuesday night's monsoon storm. See the photos

At least 20 aircraft were overturned or damaged by Tuesday night's monsoon storm, according to the City of Mesa.MESA, Ariz. — Mark Torgerson was watching surveillance video during Tuesday night's monsoon storm when the hangar door was torn off the space he leases at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa.“The wind was so strong. It just blew it into the door, took it down," Torgerson, the owner of Red Mountain Aircraft Maintenance, said. "And then a couple minutes later, the wind just took the door away.”...

At least 20 aircraft were overturned or damaged by Tuesday night's monsoon storm, according to the City of Mesa.

MESA, Ariz. — Mark Torgerson was watching surveillance video during Tuesday night's monsoon storm when the hangar door was torn off the space he leases at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa.

“The wind was so strong. It just blew it into the door, took it down," Torgerson, the owner of Red Mountain Aircraft Maintenance, said. "And then a couple minutes later, the wind just took the door away.”

City of Mesa crews have been assessing the damage from the storm since the sun came up and told 12News it’s extensive.

RELATED: Residents across the Valley wake up to damage, power outages

Across the airport, Venture West Aviation lost power Tuesday night as student pilots were learning on simulators.

“(The instructors) called us in a panic that water was entering through the doors,” Venture West Aviation co-owner David Lines said.

Both businesses told 12News they were able to clean up and get back to work on Wednesday, but others weren’t as lucky.

“The sheer number of planes that are going to be totaled out by insurance. The hangars, the place that we have a lot of maintenance done, it’s completely demolished,” Lines said.

Credit: 12News

The Precision Avionics hangar lost its entire roof.

About 20 aircraft across the field were overturned or damaged in some way, according to an airport spokesperson.

“Aircraft that were chained down on tight ends were blown and tipped over. We had some aircraft that were inside hangars that got blown out of hangars,” Falcon Field Airport spokesperson Dee Anne Thomas said.

The City of Mesa has had crews on-site cleaning up debris but expects some repairs could take weeks.

“It’s sad, especially for a lot of businesses because obviously, these are what generate us revenue for our business,” Venture West Aviation co-owner Tyler Johnson said. “If you can’t generate revenue, how are you going to be in business?”

The airport is expected to remain operational, but some of the private businesses may temporarily close until repairs are made.

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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Google is launching its first physical presence in the Valley by building a $600 million data center in Mesa.On Wednesday, the tech giant announced that it’ll bring technical infrastructure to help support the company’s efforts in artificial intelligence and cloud business computing. Google adds that the new data center will help power things like Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Google Cloud, and other products and services. Executives from Google were joined by Gov. Katie Hobbs, Rep. Greg S...

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Google is launching its first physical presence in the Valley by building a $600 million data center in Mesa.

On Wednesday, the tech giant announced that it’ll bring technical infrastructure to help support the company’s efforts in artificial intelligence and cloud business computing. Google adds that the new data center will help power things like Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Google Cloud, and other products and services. Executives from Google were joined by Gov. Katie Hobbs, Rep. Greg Stanton, and Mesa Mayor John Giles.

“Google’s investment in Arizona will be critical for the Mesa community and our state’s economy,” Governor Katie Hobbs said. “Arizona continues to attract global technology leaders due to our skilled workforce, dynamic economy, and focus on innovation. We are proud to welcome Google to Arizona and look forward to the many opportunities this partnership will bring.”

Mesa will be the first city in Arizona to have Google Fiber

As the tech world continues to expand rapidly, Google is adding a Google Cloud region to Phoenix to bring cloud technologies closer to local customers. Those efforts will help deliver digital services faster and more reliably to Arizonans.

“We are proud to put down roots in Arizona with both the data center in Mesa and the Phoenix cloud region,” said Joe Kava, VP of Data Centers at Google. “Not only do data centers help keep digital services up and running for people and businesses, they are economic anchors in the communities where we operate. We are appreciative of the continued partnership with the local leadership across the state.”

Google says that last year, $11.4 billion in economic activity was generated for tens of thousands of Arizona businesses.

What about water use?

The new data center will reportedly use state-of-the-art technology to limit water usage, according to Google’s press release. “This strategy prioritizes minimizing net climate impact and using natural resources responsibly, both today and in the future,” the statement says. “In line with this approach, the Mesa data center will make use of air-cooled technology.” Google also references in commitment to reducing its energy use, adding that since 2017, the company says it has worked to match its energy usage with an equal amount of renewable energy to offset the impact.

Sarah Porter, director of Arizona State University’s Kyl Center for Water Policy, says it won’t hurt farmers and shouldn’t impact the city’s water supply.

“Beyond its operations, Google is committed to improving local watershed health where its office campuses and data centers are located and replenish 120% of the water it consumes, on average,” company officials wrote in the news release. The company recently gave $150,000 to the Salt River Project to help watershed restoration efforts and assist with wildfire risk reduction.

Details on when the data site will be operational haven’t been released. For more information on Google in Arizona, click/tap here.

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