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Granjeno Residents Still Battling Storm Damage One Year Later

6 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, June 04 2017 Jun 4, 2017 June 04, 2017 11:22 PM June 04, 2017 in News

GRANJENO - It's been 1 year since devastating winds tore through the border town of Granjeno.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS checked back in the area and found people are still struggling with repairs. 

While many people received funds from FEMA for repairs, in some cases it wasn't enough, some people were left to pay out of pocket for final repairs. 

We spoke with Jennifer Alvarez, her home shifted over 1 foot, she says the damage was extensive. 

"There was damage on our plumbing and stuff like that our windows were a little bit broken as well," says Alvarez.

After spending several thousand out of pocket they were able to put their home back, she says their car is still heavily damaged, "We don't have any income to fix it, hopefully we can but for right now it's going to stay like that." 

Just a quick look around town shows Alvarez isn't alone; we found tarps still covering roof tops. 

Alvarez says cost is the biggest hurdle the people who still have damages are facing. 

In the meantime she says the community does what they can to help. 

Right now, Alvarez tells us their biggest concern is future storms,"We're always on alert of course we always say oh my god not again not another storm hopefully it doesn't hit us." 

Alvarez feels it may be a while before everyone is done with repairs. 

If you are still dealing with significant storm damage you are urged to contact the Red Cross, there they will be able to set you up with long term recovery groups.

Their number is 1-866-526-8300. 
 

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