Valley Residents Reliving the Panic of Last Year's June Floods

3 years 9 months 6 days ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 June 25, 2019 11:26 PM June 25, 2019 in News - Local
By: Gabriella Garza

WESLACO - Over a year ago, devastating floods hit the Rio Grande Valley; some residents are now being reminded of the panic after Monday’s storms.

Jessmyne Peralez and her mother relived a nightmare they never thought they would.

"Having to pack up leave, we were just dealing with last year’s flood," says Peralez.

After last year’s floods, they moved in the trailer on their property while they worked to fix their damaged home.

Peralez says she feels Monday’s floods could have been prevented.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to Hidalgo County Precinct One Commissioner David Fuentes.

He tells us his crews are prioritizing their most affected areas near Monte Alto, La Villa, and Edcouch.

Fuentes says residents suffering from pooling water and overflowing drainage ditches should contact their county’s Emergency Operations Center hotline.

The Hidalgo County Emergency Operations Center is 956-292-7012.

For more information watch the video above.

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