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Families rebuilding in San Elizario after floods

Updated: Wednesday, October 2 2013, 09:28 PM MDT
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By: Genevieve Curtis
SAN ELIZARIO, Texas - Families in San Elizario continue to deal with the damage from the devastating floods.

The water has receded and the county cleaned the streets but several families are still fixing and repairing their waterlogged homes.

Ruby Marquez said her family has decided to tear down her one-room home and rebuild after water ruined everything she owned.

Her beds, sofa and refrigerator will all have to go.

Marquez told KFOX14 she is staying with her parents while she rebuilds.

She said she was offered help and housing but declined the assistance because she saw other families worse off.

"I saw some other houses worse of than me. I thank God I have a place to sleep, but I told them to keep the stuff and give them to another people," said Marquez.

Several families said they've opted to stay with relatives while they repair their homes.

The Red Cross is currently working with two families in San Elizario and left notes for others with heavy damage but those families have not sought their help.

If you would like to offer help, we've listed ways you can do so. Visit or KFOX14 Cares: After the Storm section.

Families rebuilding in San Elizario after floods
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Residents living in the county suffered the most damage when heavy rainfall hit the Borderland. Cleanup efforts are underway and your help is needed. KFOX14 and The Salvation Army are teaming up to rebuild what they've lost.

Supplies Needed:
Sheet Rock
Roofing Materials

Supplies can be dropped off at: 4300 E. Paisano

Donate Online:
Call to Donate: 915-544-9811