Algodones residents still cleaning up

Created: 07/24/2014 5:24 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The Sandoval County Fire Department says that a little more than a dozen homes were affected by the flood in Algodones. Residents who live where the brunt of the water came into say that it was the worst flooding they've ever seen.

A slow moving monsoon thunderstorm filled up a ditch with dirt and debris, causing it to flow into yards and homes.

Today, the cleanup continues, but there is still plenty of work to be done, including Dolores Barreras-Rael's property.

"The fire department will pump us out in a little bit and get rid of some of this water so that we can see what damage we have," she said.

She's use to the floods during the monsoon, but it's never been this bad. She's afraid of what the water has done to her home.

"It's not on a foundation so it might get unleveled. My septic is going to get backed up," she claimed.

Luis Fierro, who lives across the street, had some minor flooding issues too. He's taking matters into his own hands.

"I've seen it before. That's why I made a little border. Before it didn't get on my property but this time it did," Fierro said.

Most of the residents who live on this road are also family and will still help each other out in case the floodwaters rise again

"We always do. We always have someone looking out for us," Barreras-Rael said.

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