Weslaco Resident Frustrated with Drainage Ditch following Heavy Rain

3 years 4 days 3 hours ago Wednesday, September 12 2018 Sep 12, 2018 September 12, 2018 2:22 PM September 12, 2018 in News

UPDATE (9/19): A Weslaco man is taking a drainage complaint to the commissioner's court. 

Rey Barbosa's home was flooded after recent heavy storms. 

The city of Weslaco tells us the best course of action for him is to attend next month's city commission meeting. 


WESLACO – A Weslaco resident says his drainage ditch failed him when heavy storms hit.

Rey Barbosa says his home was damaged during the floods back in June and now the progress that was being made was pushed back.

"It's really hurting everybody. Talking about thousands of dollars going to waste and we can't get no help! We can't get no help!" says Barbosa.

He says the city covered the drainage ditch behind his house.

KRGV’s Frank McCaffrey reached out to the city of Weslaco to help him find a solution.

Weslaco Planning Department spokesperson Kayla Arevalo says city officials and members of the planning department will meet to discuss complaints about the drainage and develop a plan to address the issues.  

Watch the video above for the full story.

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