After the Storm
- Socorro City Council approves infrastructure improvements
- 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
Weeks after storm, many in New Mexico still faced with cleanup
Updated: Thursday, October 3 2013, 10:51 PM MDT
By: Gina Benitez
LA UNION, N. M. -- Three weeks later, mud is still piled high on some La Union streets.
Residents said they will never forget how hard they were hit but feel fortunate things didn't get as bad as they could have.
"During the storm, at night, that barrier over there broke, so all the sand that you see here, the water brought it down," said Angela Buckley.
Buckley lives just yards from a road that just weeks ago, caved in.
"We had water coming down this street, that street and down from Sentenario," Buckley said.
"That road there, it was destroyed. All of it," said Luzelena Segovia, a La Union resident.
Several weeks later, mud is still piled high and stacked along sides of streets in Berino.
Buckley cares for her aging mother who lives just behind her.
"She's got arthritis and I've got arthritis. So it's difficult for us to walk here or do just the general chores like putting the trash out," Buckley said.
But she said, she has a lot to be thankful for.
Ladies from a local church prepared and brought meals to her home.
"We were without gas for about two weeks. And so, we were having to go, I went to my sister's to shower and took care of all of the stuff,"
And she has more people on her list of thank yous.
"The volunteer fire department was great. I could kiss each and every one of them. They wouldn't like it but I could kiss them," Buckley said.
She said as soon as floodwaters came rushing through, firefighters stayed to make sure the water didn't make it inside.
Segovia said if this happens again, she's not sure what she'll do -- since she has no money to make the proper preparations.
"Right there, the city has been fixing stuff. I only put those sandbags there. And over there, a man is going to come and put the fence back up for me," Segovia said.
Right now, things aren't the easiest they've been, but both know things could have been much worse.
"We're not suffering like the people from Socorro or the ones up from Vado, it's not that bad, but it's a little hard," Buckley said.