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Anthem Rain Storm 2012

by Scott on August 1, 2012

Anthem Neighbor's tree downTree on Neighbors home in Anthem

My daughter and I drove in from Phoenix and as we came up the freeway it was not even raining at Carefree highway. the rain hit us at Pioneer and was so thick people were pulled over and stopped on both sides of the freeway and even in one lane. I decided to get around them and get home. The storm was just stopped right in our valley over Anthem.

I have lived in Anthem for 12 and 1/2 years and Arizona basically all of my life. The rainstorm that hit us was unbelievable. The news said it was about 1.5 inches. At my house a small dish that was 4″ was overflowing. I was out in it making sure the water flowed from back to the front and it rained more than an inch in the 10 minutes I was in it. It was definitely more than 3 inches of rain.

We have two trees damaged and our neighbors almost all have one or two trees damaged as well. We drove through Anthem to check on a client’s home that was out of town and saw trees on Cars, Washes running full, mud, rock and trees in the road. One section of Anthem way was closed due to heavy flooding and debris. Anthem Storm 2012 Flooded Path

On the news we watched one street of Anthem where the owners back wall was washed out and the owner swept away. She held on and was helped by neighbors. Several homes have been flooded.

Very crazy evening in Anthem.


Several thousand people attended the Hands Across Anthem event in honor of Deputy William Coleman. Deputy Coleman was killed responding to a burglary call at an Anthem medical office building. We are so fortunate to live in a community that bans together to raise money to assist families in need. This particular family has lost a father and husband while he was providing protection for all of us in Anthem. We owe him more than an event but it’s a start. I do not have the totals of the fund raising but the support for the family was clearly evident in the attendance.

This event in the past has been more of  celebration of a community coming together. When the sheriff’s vehicles holding the family and the firetrucks holding the first responders went by it was a more solemn event of reflection and tribute than it was a celebration. It really hit me  and made me appreciate the men and women that literally risk their lives for us every day they go to work.

To all those who serve – Thank you from all of us in Anthem. To all of the families that do take their time and effort to provide funds and support  and organize these events – Thank you.


Hands Across Anthem for Deputy William Coleman January 22, 2012 2:00 pm

January 22, 2012

Anthem citizens and other supporters of the Coleman Family will gather together to form human chain in Anthem on January 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm.  Starting at the corner of Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak in Anthem the chain will stretch across Anthem. Signatures and well wishes will be collected to put in a special […]

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Housing Market in Greater Phoenix recovering

January 8, 2012

The local media is finally catching up to what we, the REALTORS have known for a while. The Phoenix market has bottomed out and is recovering. A year ago the number of homes on the market numbered over 42,000. Today the number of homes on the market is just over 18,000. That is less than […]

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Sherrif’s deputy shot in Anthem 1/8/12

January 8, 2012

Early Sunday morning about 4am I awoke to helicopters buzzing around Anthem. It is not a usual event and I thought there was a chase on or  it must be an accident on the highway which is not a good thing but it made me a little mad that they were flying over the neighborhoods […]

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