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
La Union residents frustrated as no improvements planned for nearby dam
Updated: Monday, September 30 2013, 10:50 AM MDT
By: Joshua Zuber
LA UNION, N.M. -- Last week's flooding in La Union has left a mess for residents and Dona Ana Co. cleanup crews.
Some residents of the village, however, said they are not surprised the dam breach happened.
"I've seen those dams go down a couple of times," Alex Uranga said.
Uranga lives in La Union and is a real estate agent.
He's also a former chairman of the village.
"They've got old technology on those dams. Somebody needs to resign them," he said.
But Dona Ana County spokesperson Jess Williams told KFOX 14 that's unlikely tohappen, because as crews start work on the dam this week and clearing the roads, that's as far as the county can go.
Williams said in a statement via text message, "We have a master (storm water) plan, (however) we have not identified the 6 billion dollars necessary to implement it."
That leaves other residents KFOX 14 talked to not very surprised.
"I'd like to see it, but I don't know if you're going to see it." Luis Segovia said.
Williams said that county officials are frustrated as well with their lack of cash to improve the village's drainage problems, but that there's only so much they can do.