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Anthem residents hit by flooding help each other

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ANTHEM, AZ (CBS5) -

A major cleanup is under way in Anthem.

Hundreds of homes were hit hard by Tuesday night's torrential rains. But in midst of all the mess there is some hope as the community comes together, to help their neighbors.

Carlos Ramirez has been driving the streets of Anthem since the crack of dawn.

"I'm working hard today," he said.

Ramirez cruised the Parkside community, looking for trees that toppled over during the storm so his crew could clear it up.

"Very busy today, and it's too hot. A lot of sweating," said Ramirez.

The company he works for, Valley Crest Landscape Maintenance, is doing all this for free. A huge surprise for homeowner Randy Taylor.

"A guy in a truck pulls up front and says anything in front they'll do for free," he said.

The storm knocked over his big tree out front and even pushed down a street lamp.

"It's a community service project," said landscape manager Mike Scully.

He says Anthem is his home and knows people need help. Scully says doing this will save these homeowners about $500.

That's good news for Taylor after every landscaping service he called this morning told him it'd be weeks before a crew would be sent out.

"They pulled up and in five minutes it was gone. I couldn't believe it," he said.

Scully said they'll be putting in 12-hour days for the next couple of weeks, getting things around that neighborhood back to normal.

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