Posted: Oct 6, 2010 1:36 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Oct 6, 2010 2:27 PM
The National Weather Service says two tornadoes touched down in northern Arizona, west of Flagstaff.
The first hit Bellemont around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and the second touched down east of the small community a short time later. The tornadoes smashed windows and ripped siding off homes. A parked freight train was also hit, mangling 28 cars.
The severe weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, and comes a day after storms swept across the western U.S., dropping record-setting rain in northern Nevada, pounding Phoenix with hail, and dumping enough snow at the top of the Sierra to close a mountain highway pass.