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As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to pummel Houston and a large swath of the Gulf Coast with torrential rain, high winds and tornadoes, two groups of first-responders from Arizona are in Texas to offer assistance. Meanwhile, disaster officials advise the best way for others to help.
You could say last night’s thunderstorms inched the monsoon rainfall totals up, but in fact they barely fraction-of-an-inched them up. The shifty storms dropped just 0.04 inches of precipitation in the Anthem area, while about a quarter-inch fell in Tramonto and Sonoran Foothills and 0.39 inches rained down in the Norterra area.
The causes of many brush fires in and around North Phoenix remain mysteries. But the case of a 20-acre fire Sunday in Black Canyon City appears to be solved after a man found buried in mud and strapped with an explosive device admitted to starting it.
Home prices across the country continued a long-running upward trend, especially in the western states, as low inventories of existing homes led to quick sales in July. The story was similar locally, with North Phoenix home prices rising in July in four of five zones analyzed by North Phoenix News and In&Out Magazine.
When the construction dust settles sometime before next summer, Anthem Community Center should seem more spacious and efficient in key areas, including the bottlenecked entrance and the often-crowded second-floor gym.
A brush fire that flared up along I-17 this evening near the Daisy Mountain Drive interchange was put out just after darkness fell.
While nothing like the total eclipse experienced along a 70-mile-wide shadow stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, in the Phoenix area, the sun was 63 percent covered at the maximum. These images were taken with an iPhone with eclipse glasses in front of the lens.