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Phoenix library damaged during 2017 monsoon season

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PHOENIX (AP) - Heavy rainfalls and winds from a storm have caused major damage to Phoenix's central library.

A maintenance worker discovered a leaky roof at the library late Saturday after the storm brought heavy rain and hail to central Phoenix.

Phoenix fire Capt. Rob McDade told the Arizona Republic that a high flow of water has fallen onto books, carpets and multiple floors of the five-story library. He estimates that about 50 gallons of water per minutes have fallen into the library from the punctured roof.

Fire crews and building engineers are assessing the extent of the roof damage.

According the library's social media post, the Burton Barr Central Library may be closed for two to three days while they repair the damage and clean up.

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