20 Locations In The Phoenix-Area Likely To See Worst Monsoon Damage

With the 2019 Arizona monsoon starting soon, insurance company Allstate has released a list of 20 ZIP codes in Phoenix and the surrounding areas that are likely to see the most damage from monsoon storms.

Allstate looked at claims it received during the monsoon season, which runs from June 15 through Sept. 30, for the past three years to identify areas with the most reported wind, rain, lighting and storm damage.

Nearly half of the 20 ZIP codes it came up with are in Phoenix.

  1. 85032 – Phoenix
  2. 85008 – Phoenix
  3. 85006 – Phoenix
  4. 85387 – Surprise/Peoria
  5. 85007 – Phoenix
  6. 85204 – Mesa
  7. 85257 – Scottsdale
  8. 85202 – Tempe/Mesa
  9. 85281 – Tempe
  10. 85306 – Glendale
  11. 85208 – Mesa
  12. 85016 – Phoenix
  13. 85224 – Chandler
  14. 85351 – Sun City/El Mirage
  15. 85033 – Phoenix
  16. 85338 – Goodyear/Avondale
  17. 85373 – Sun City/Peoria
  18. 85042 – Phoenix
  19. 85201 – Mesa
  20. 85283 – Tempe/Guadalupe

Roberto Levy and his son Ilan live off Bell Road and 40th Street in Phoenix, an area that has historically attracted a lot of big storms.

“I remember a couple years ago a few blocks down south there was a lot of roof damage more the microburst type of storm,” Levy said.

“With monsoon season comes severe weather across the Valley. It’s so important for residents to prepare themselves, their families, and their homes for potential storm damage,” said Allstate agency owner and local monsoon preparedness expert Christine Morrow. “No areas of the Valley are spared by monsoon season. What we did was we took data from last five years and compared the number of households we insured to the number of storm-related claims during monsoon season.”

In order to prepare for the upcoming monsoon, Valley residents should find out what their home insurance covers, protect electronics with surge protectors, and safeguard their homes against windstorms.

“We’ve just got to make sure we’re prepared,” said Levy. “Not doing something stupid to make it worse.”

Arizona residents should monitor the status of the storm and assess the damage, if any, when monsoon storms hit.