Mercedes City Leaders Taking Measures to Prevent Floods

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Monday, September 10 2018 Sep 10, 2018 September 10, 2018 9:39 PM September 10, 2018 in News

MERCEDES – Cities in the Rio Grande Valley are making sure to prepare as heavy storms are prevalent throughout the area.

City leaders tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS they’re doing things differently following June’s floods.

“We're checking off all our inventory. We're making sure that we have adequate life vests. There are back boards,” says Fire Chief Tommy Ureste, Mercedes Fire Department.

He explains they are also receiving a new rescue truck because one of the trucks gave out during June’s floods.

KRGV’s Valerie Gonzalez spoke with City Manager Sergio Zavala about these improvements being made.

Zavala explains a new construction project that will begin this week, weather-permitting.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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