Some Texas Residents Clean Up, Keep Wary Eye On Ingrid

EL PASO (September 15, 2013)—Residents of parts of West Texas were cleaning up Sunday from flooding that washed out roads and inundated homes and they and forecasters were also keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Ingrid as it moves toward South Texas.

National Weather Service meteorologist David Hefner said Saturday that El Paso and surrounding communities received more than 3 inches of rain over four days.

Other parts got upward of 6 inches.

The El Paso Times reported that low-lying areas of Socorro and San Elizario sustained extensive damage as storms forced residents to retreat to emergency shelters.

Across the border in Juarez, Mexico, about 70 people were evacuated from one neighborhood after a reservoir spilled over.

Hefner says heavy rainfall usually concludes by the end of August. More rain could move into Texas on Monday with the arrival of Ingrid in the Rio Grande Valley.


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