Safety and emergency response, sandbags & shelter available
POSTED: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:36am
UPDATED: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 7:06am
The San Elizario High School gymnasium will be available as a temporary shelter tonight if needed for any community member seeking shelter.
Border Patrol, Lower Valley Water District and Sheriff’s Department officials have set up an Incident Command Center in the San Elizario ISD Adminisration Building.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Command Post has been set up at 1050 Chicken Ranch Road, in San Elizario.
Community people who need to evacuate their homes can find shelter at San Elizario High School (Gym) or the Clint Fire Station.
The Mayor of Socorro would like to alert the public of shelters being set up for its residents affected by the inclement weather.
The first is at the Rio Vista Community Center. The second at Socorro High School.
Red Cross at San Eli ISD facilities open for possible evacuees.
American Red Cross El Paso Supporting Emergency Shelter at Socorro Community Center to Help those Affected by Flooding
Several residents in Socorro were evacuated this morning due to flash flooding, and an emergency shelter is open at the Socorro Community Center, 960 Rio Vista Road.
The American Red Cross El Paso is supporting the shelter with workers, cots, blankets and other supplies to help those needing assistance.
The Salvation Army is preparing meals for those who will need food during this flooding emergency.
An additional shelter is opening at San Elizario High School, 13981 Socorro Road, and the Red Cross will be supporting that location as needed. Additional shelter locations are being considered as rain continues throughout the area.
Sandbags are now available in San Elizario, Horizon, and Clint at the ESD Fire Stations. Please spread the word
Mission Valley is out of sandbags. They are working to get it restocked now. Residents can go to Album Park to pick them up
El Paso County sandbags pick up locations below:
Fabens: 1331 N. Fabens, Fabens, TX 79838
East Montana: 14698 Van Lane, El Paso, TX 79938
Canutillo: 191 Canutillo Ave, Canutillo, TX 79835
Montana Vista: 13978 Montana, El Paso, TX 79938
Socorro: 11440 North Loop, Socorro, TX 79927
West Valley: 510 E. Vinton Rd., Vinton, TX 79821
Horizon/Emergency Services District #1: 14151 Nunda Ave, Horizon City, Texas 79928
Clint Fire Department: 1501 N. FM 110 Rd., Clint, TX 79836
San Elizario Fire Department: 1425 San Antonio St., San Elizario, TX 79849
El Paso Water Utility customers, who live within the City of El Paso can pickup sandbags at the following locations.
There is a limit of 15 sandbags per trip, with several trips allowed.
The Northeast Stormwater Operations Center is the only location open from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Northeast 4801 Fred Wilson Ave. -
Westside 120 Kappa Road - adjacent to Keystone Heritage Park
Central 913 S. Boone St. - Haskell R. Street Wastewater Plant
Eastside Wedgewood Dr. & Lockerbie Ave. - near Album Park
Mission Valley (OUT OF SANDBAGS) 9144 Escobar Drive -
All other locations are open from 2:00pm - 8:00pm, however are now open for pickup given the heavy volume of rain.