Residents from Juárez, El Paso’s sister city, have already experienced the tragic effects of the season -- about 700 homes were flooded when five retaining walls in South Juárez broke. Residents in Ruidoso, N.M. are still working to recover from the overwhelming damage caused by remnants of Hurricane Dolly.In El Paso, the evidence from the 2006 torrential rainstorm is still visible as city engineers continue to work on the expensive and arduous task of creating a proper drainage system in areas known to be at risk.
For many taxpayers these construction sites and the word “stormwater” make the blood boil. But this blog post is not about the ongoing battle over the controversial the city’s stormwater master plan; no, no, it’s about staying high and dry.The El Paso Emergency Management division published flooding safety tips which seem childish and bring to mind the word “Duh!” But you’d be surprised by how many people don’t follow the common sense advice listed on the website.
You can also visit these sites to stay safe, dry and away from the rapids.