Storm cleanup continues after Arizona's first monsoon of season

CHANDLER, AZ - Some in the Valley spent July 4 cleaning up from Thursday’s haboob.

“We’ve lost a limb every time there’s wind,” said Anthony Natale Jr., who lives in Chandler.


After he and his family hauled a fallen tree limb out of their yard, Natale decided to continue working with the chainsaw, moving on to preventative tree trimming.

“I’m just going to chop [all the trees] up, take the weight off the branches so I don’t have to do it [after the next storm,” he said.

Several roads near Ray Road were partially blocked by large fallen limbs.

James Clark, who also lives in Chandler, decided to not clear his yard on the holiday.

He came home from work Thursday night to find a limb had crashed into a cactus in his yard.

“It looks kind of like a jungle,” Clark said of the storm debris.

He said he will do the work later, if the landlord does not clear it first.

Thursday’s storm, the first of the Monsoon season, swept through the Valley beginning approximately at 6 p.m.

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