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
San Elizario families in need of help after floods
Updated: Monday, September 30 2013, 10:47 AM MDT
By: Genevieve Curtis
SAN ELIZARIO-Texas: Many people in San Elizario still need major assistance as the community begins to clean up the damage from massive flooding Thursday.
"I feel sad. I feel like crying," said Ruby Marquez.
After the storm came a flood of emotions for several families in San Elizario still waiting for help after heavy rain transformed their front yards into murky ponds.
The water damaged almost everything Marquez owns and she said she's still looking for some relief.
"My bed got wet. My sofas. My clothes, I had to throw away. My shoes, my diploma got wet. I don't know what to do about it," said Marquez.
Broken sewer lines spewed sewage onto Ana Ramirez's lawn, rupturing her gas line and leaving her without hot water or a way to cook. She said her calls for help haven't gotten her anywhere either.
"We call everybody and nobody's is responding. It's frustrating. It's sad," said Ramirez.
El Paso County Commissioner Vince Perez spent the day in the community where almost everyone seemed to be affected in some way.
"This was just an unprecedented storm. We are just trying to do the best they we can. I think our crews are doing the best that they can," said Perez.
We were there as county crews tried pumping water out of a flooded subdivision KFOX14 first showed you Thursday. The subdivision's storm pond just couldn't handle the amount of water.
Perez said the county is working with several other entities on cleanup and relief.
"There been a lot of collaboration. I'm sure for the people who are still seeing flooding, nothing is probably enough," said Perez.
In another part of San Eli, a road along the canal which is frequently traveled by border patrol agents, neighbors and ATV's gave way to the running water.
Residents in the area said they hope the county will be able to fix some of the sinkholes before it causes an accident.
"It could actually kill someone of you're not careful. Depending on speed you're going. It's a fatality waiting to happen," said Fernie Madrid who lives in front of several of the sinkholes.
Some of the holes crept dangerously close to people's property.
"I'm worried about the foundation of my mobile home," said Madrid.
With the daunting process of cleanup becoming overwhelming, those in San Eli said they are just trying to stay afloat.
"I'm trying to hold on," said Ramirez.