Brownsville family struggling with damage from heavy rains

11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Monday, October 04 2021 Oct 4, 2021 October 04, 2021 8:13 PM October 04, 2021 in News - Local

Floodwaters caused by last week's storm have receded in Cameron County, but some families are still struggling with the damage to their homes caused by the intense storms.

The Serna family from Brownsville say the heavy rain caused their street to flood, forcing them out of their home.

"We were completely flooded," Maria Serna said. "The water came into our home— I'm going to have to change the flooring."

Brownsville Deputy Fire Chief Cesar Pedraza says they received over 100 calls from people trapped in their homes or cars as the storms rolled through the Valley.

Pedraza said one home had up to two feet of water inside, adding that Friday's storm gave them little time to prepare for the "tremendous amount of rainfall."

Cameron County officials urge residents affected by the flooding to report damages to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

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