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Part of Boys and Girls Club office's roof caves in during storm

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PHOENIX - Offices for the Boys and Girls Club suffered heavy damage during Tuesday night's storm -- part of the roof caved in.

This happened at the organizations headquarters. The storm slammed their offices last night with water rising up 6 inches inside.

Part of their ceiling is now on the floor of the building.

It is the start of the school year and the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix expected a flood of students, but not this type of flood.

An air conditioner unit crashed into their second floor during the storm Tuesday night. Water leaked all the way into the first floor with roof tiles falling everywhere.

"This is where all the accounting happens, fundraising, things of that nature. So this is definitely an impact because we have to cease business as we cleanup from the disaster," said Lariana Forsythe.

Staff are working in a conference room as a temporary solution.

And just down the street at Desert Terrace Healthcare Center crews worked on a power outage that left 80 patients without air conditioning.

"We had a smoke coming out of a broiler that was related to the storm," said Nigel Santiago.

Patients were moved to other facilities, the facility plans to reopen in about a week.

If you would like to donate to the Boys and Girls Club of metro Phoenix, visit: bgcmp.org

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