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Mercedes Resident Worries for Storm Season after June Floods

1 year 6 months 4 days ago Wednesday, May 29 2019 May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019 3:43 PM May 29, 2019 in News - Local

MERCEDES – A Mercedes man worries for his neighbors who haven’t been able to move back to their homes after last year’s floods.

David Perez has lived in Anacuita Street near the Expressway for 17 years.

He says during last year’s June floods, he saw about a foot of water inside his house.

"They fixed the house but they haven't come back. Mostly it was all these houses down here, all the way over there," says Perez.

Perez wants to make sure the drainage is ready for this year’s storm season.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to Hidalgo-Cameron County’s Irrigation District Number Nine to see what is being done to make sure drainage in Mercedes works this year.

General Manager, Randall Winston, says his group is working with the city of Mercedes on drainage canals.

"Since 2011, we had an original agreement executed with Hidalgo County Drainage District Number One in Edinburg for the maintenance of the ditches. We're coordinating with them right now to help and hand those ditches off to them," says Winston.

We are waiting on a statement from District One.

For more information watch the video above.

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