Arizona authorities say at least two tornadoes touched down in the town of Bellemont early Wednesday, causing widespread damage. The first tornado touched down around 5:30 a.m. The second followed a short time later. The National Weather Service’s office in Flagstaff reported 7 people were injured. No deaths have been reported.
More than 100 homes were damaged. A spokesperson for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway said the tornadoes derailed 28 train cars and damaged portions of the track. "It was stopped (in Bellemont) because of the tornado warning, but unfortunately, the tornado came through and actually hit the train, derailing 28 cars," said the spokesperson.
At least two tractor trailers were overturned about 30 RVs were damaged at a sales center.
Bellemont is about 20 miles west of Flagstaff. Central Arizona is under a tornado watch until 5 p.m.
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