Weslaco Man Wants City Officials to Improve Drainage

3 years 2 months 1 week ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 July 16, 2018 2:23 PM July 16, 2018 in News

WESLACO – A Weslaco man wants to see improved drainage around his RV park after losing his home to the floods.

Robert Chandler says he’s in the process of hiring someone to remove it from Leisure World RV Park.

"All of our furniture was turned upside down, icebox floated, bed floated," he explains. "We lost all of our appliances, everything. Nothing worked."

But he’s not the only one who has been affected. Thirty-four of his neighbors also lost their trailers and belongings.

Chandler says he wants to know when Weslaco officials will do something to improve the drainage around his home.

"It's inconvenient and uncomfortable," he says. "After a couple of days, it wears on everybody and you just need to get in your own place."

KRGV’s Frank McCaffrey took his concerns to the Weslaco city manager. He says they’re working to devise a plan for drainage improvement.

Meanwhile, the public is invited Tuesday, July 17 to an open meeting at city hall at 5:30 p.m. to voice their concerns. The city hall is located at 255 S Kansas Ave.

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