PHOTOS: Get ready for disaster.
You name it.
“Every year, we strive to educate our communities from one end of the community to the other,” said Navajo County Public Health Director Janelle Linn. “This year hits home — we’ve had multiple disasters, including the pandemic and wildfires.”
And with a fresh surge of COVID cases in a poorly vaccinated community, not to mention the possibility of renewed flooding on fresh burn scars — we could be in for it.
“Going into fall and the upcoming winter, we could see a whole trifecta of disasters,” said Linn, whose department includes the county’s emergency management agency. “This morning, we got news that our July floods were approved for a federal disaster declaration — in addition to a state declaration.
White Mountain Independent
VIDEO: Crews have recovered the body of a man who jumped into Tempe Town Lake overnight and did not resurface.
According to Tempe Police Department, officials were called to the lake around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to investigate a possible drowning.
An 18-year-old man reportedly jumped in the water and could not be located.
Tempe Fire Medical Rescue was able to recover the man's body a short time later, police say.
The incident is under investigation.
KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Homeowners near 35th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road say there has been a mysterious rattle that is happening more consistently and frequently. "It was just a jolt at first and we'd feel it like 2 or 3 times out of the year," said Timothy Jackson. "As of yesterday, it was about 20 times every hour, just a steady shake."
Timothy has videos of his windows rattling during one of the episodes. He said he built his home in 2000 and the shaking started about five years later--but it's never been this bad.
"It rattles in the house but not only in the house, but outside it sounds like someone is jackhammering," said Kelly Jackson, Timothy's wife. "It's very unusual, but when it happens it really does scare you because you don't know if your windows are going to break, your house going to drop, you just don't know what it is."
The Jacksons said some walls in their house have also started to crack, as well as a few spots outside.