Flood Victims Get Help

POSTED: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 4:50pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 5:47pm

EL PASO - People who lost everything after their homes were flooded over the weekend, met with an insurance adjuster today.

The destruction came, after workers from the water improvement district were trying to fix a gopher tunnel near the Franklin Canal.
Water was sent rushing into the Ramos Court neighborhood.
Most of the flood victims don't have flood insurance.

"I don't have anything," Inocenta Espinoza said. "I don't have furniture. All my walls are damaged along with my refrigerator and stove. Everything. My water heater. My central heater."

The city and Red Cross are providing food and shelter for the flood victims, until they can get back into their homes.

Many organizations have stepped up to help those affected by Saturday's flooding.
Thursday, Project Amistad bussed many of the victims to Abundant Living Faith Center, where they given food and clothing.
They also received gift cards from Walmart and Fox Plaza.
From there, they were taken to Hilos de Plata Senior Center, where more permanent housing is being arranged.

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