The power of Monday's monsoon storm made a huge mess across the Phoenix area, toppling trees and power lines and damaging homes.

The unmistakable sounds of the day after were wood chippers and chainsaws as people work to clean up after the storm.

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"Worst one we've had in probably 15 years I think," said Sam Tompkins, whose house was damaged by the storm.

"Storm came in last night and grabbed the awning and took it three neighborhoods over," said Ryan Campbell, who helped clean up.

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The storm toppled a massive tree at an apartment complex in Mesa, crushed a car and took down part of a parking terrace.

"Darnest thing I've ever seen," said Butch Wing, who lives in the area. "It was pouring when it fell. You could barely see the tree. It was raining that hard."

[SLIDESHOW: Massive monsoon storm on Monday, July 9, 2018]

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In east Mesa, downed trees were just about everywhere you looked. At Patterson Elementary School, the playground's sun shades were left in shreds and SRP crews were scrambling on Tuesday to try and restore power to thousands of customers.

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