KFOX14 Cares: After the Storm
- Bugs invade the borderland
- Letter from county officials sent to governor asking for assistance
- 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
- 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
- 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
Floods topple grave sites at San Elizario cemetery
Updated: Monday, September 30 2013, 10:47 AM MDT
By: Genevieve Curtis
SAN ELIZARIO, Texas -- Mission Valley communities are now cleaning up and coming across more damage after a week's worth of heavy rainfall that hit the Borderland.
Cleanup, relief and rebuilding communities could last for several more weeks as agencies try to get a grasp on the extent of the damage in San Elizario and Socorro.
El Paso County and other agencies are still trying to get some firm numbers on the floods' impact.
In the meantime, residents in San Elizario are coming across other areas that were impacted.
San Elizario's cemetery was not spared from the storm, and floodwaters disturbed many of the graves.
"I came to visit my grandma and my grandpa and my great-grandma," said Raelynn Parada.
Parada said she heard the floodwaters damaged the cemetery and wanted to make sure her loved ones were OK.
"Oh my God, it's really bad. It's sad. I don't want that to happen to my loved ones. I feel sorry for the families that have to come out here and deal with how it looks," said Parada.
Floodwaters left gravesites mangled, tombstones overturned and final resting places sunken in.
Thankfully for Parada, her loved ones remained undisturbed.
Parada said she hopes a caretaker or someone will be able to restore some peace to the cemetery, exposed by the storm.
"It would be nice if someone could actually come out here and take care of them," said Parada.
KFOX14 contacted the Catholic Diocese but have not received a response.
County Judge Veronica Escobar called a meeting on Monday with various municipalities and agencies affected by the flooding.
Escobar said they likely won't meet the financial-damage marker that would allow them to issue a disaster declaration. So for now, they're going to have to push philanthropic work to help those affected.
The Red Cross is urging anyone impacted to call it.
Contact Red Cross Chapter
El Paso Area Chapter
3620 Admiral Street
El Paso, TX 79925
Fort Bliss Red Cross
Building 45 Slater Road
Fort Bliss, Texas 79916
William Beaumont Red Cross
5005 North Piedras Street
El Paso, Texas 79920