After the Storm
- KFOX Cares raises several hundred dollars for flood victims
- Ways You Can Help
- Disaster Hotline Available for N.M.
- EPWU keeps working on storm water master plan
- Weeks after storm, many in New Mexico still faced with cleanup
- Families rebuilding in San Elizario after floods
- Socorro residents help KFOX14
- State agencies tour flood-damaged Socorro
- Bugs invade the Borderland
- Letter from county officials sent to governor asking for assistance
- Dona Ana County holds emergency meeting in Berino after floods tear through
- Berino left with massive cleanup after floodwaters tear through
- Bulldogs rally to help family who lost home to mud
- Socorro prioritizing cleanup of flood damage, sinkholes
- Update: Berino residents deal with more floods
- Socorro City Council approves disaster declaration following flood
- Gov. set to visit La Union to assess flood damage
- Recent rains leave prime mosquito breeding grounds around Borderland
- E. coli and viruses in floodwater
- Floodwater spreading disease to pets
- Water safe to drink in La Union
- El Paso Water Utilities say stormwater projects performed well during storms
- La Union residents frustrated as no improvements planned for nearby dam
- El Paso Water Utilities working on I-10, central El Paso flooding issues
- Poverty, lack of infrastructure adds to severity of San Eli floods
- Floods topple grave sites at San Elizario cemetery
- Roofers busier than normal
- Dona Ana County commissioners agree they need state help
- Flood victims get help from a group of teens
- La Union residents, officials discuss flood damage recovery
- San Portales museum suffers damage after flooding
- Historic landmarks damaged from storms
- San Elizario families in need of help after floods
- Dam near La Union breaks, causes major road damage and disrupts water service
- Flood cleanup a slow process in San Elizario
- Socorro continues flood cleanup, hopes to prevent future damage
- Floods force San Eli families from homes
- Northeast flooding leads to road closures, stranded motorists
- West El Paso sees flooding on residential roads, residents concerned about drain maintenance
- La Union residents without water as officials fix water system
- San Elizario residents deal with damage from massive flooding
- Massive Socorro sinkholes destroy back yard, threaten homes
- Socorro flooding leaves Coker Road residents with cleanup
- Socorro mayor says they need National Guard help
- San Elizario cancels after school-activities
- Sinkhole growing larger in Socorro
- Socorro residents trapped in homes after arroyo breaks
- Arroyo breaks causing major flooding in Socorro
- Borderland braces for another round of heavy rain
- Vado residents suffer severe flooding for third time in several weeks
- Heavy rain leaves big mess central El Paso resident
- More work to be done on stormwater system after I-10 floods Wednesday morning
- Rain causes ceiling collapses in area shelter, apartment complex
- Crews repair water dam leak in central
- Rain causes overflow of Stormwater Pond in central El Paso
- Sinkhole closes Luna Street in Central El Paso
Dona Ana County holds emergency meeting in Berino after floods tear through
Updated: Monday, September 30 2013, 04:47 PM MDT
By: Gina Benitez
EL PASO, Texas
Dona Ana County held an emergency meeting in Berino Saturday after the community was ravaged by floodwaters.
Residents, in need of help had questions and the county, had some answers.
"It's a very strange dynamic in which the water was coming in. There wasn't much rain here in town. The runoff came from the mountain," said Sue Padilla, Dona Ana County interim county manager.
Seemingly out of nowhere, floodwaters ripped through Berino Thursday night.
What followed was caved in roadways, overturned graves, muck, mud and a slough of residents who've had enough.
"We're repairing roads, we have crews out there right now. The main issues that we have here are the water damages done to the homes," Padilla said.
Today, people packed the Mision Betel Church where the county held an emergency meeting for anyone affected.
"Our goal here today is to make sure we work with agencies to get them back into their homes, get their homes clean and make sure they're safe," Padilla said.
But the recent issues for some have been going on far too long for others.
"It happens to us, where we live, every time it rains. Even if we get a little sprinkle. Because any kind of water that comes into the town goes down my street," said Gloria Galvan, a Berino resident.
"This has been going on for years. Everytime they come to make a project here, to fix something, I get damage in my house," said Armando Carbajal, another Berino resident.
The county says they know what needs to be fixed.
"The infrastructure that's there is not adequate. We've addressed over time the millions that it's going to be costing the county for each flood structure that we have to put up," Padilla said.
But it won't happen right away.
"Unfortunately, the dollars aren't there for these major projects. When you're looking at sometimes five to 10 million dollars that we need to do that," Padilla said.
"It's been a tragedy for many of our communities and we want them to know we're here for them and then we're going to help continue to build these communities back," Padilla said.