El Paso man recounts severe flooding incident killing elderly neighbor, injuring a 2-year-old girl

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Update: The 2-year-old girl passed away from her injuries on Saturday.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The heavy rainfall in El Paso and severe flooding has lead to the death of an elderly woman and injured a toddler in Central El Paso.

As KTSM previously reported, the El Paso Police Department says a 65-year-old woman drowned in her Central El Paso home and her 2-year-old granddaughter also sustained severe injuries on Thursday night.

The family’s neighbor, Ulrick Smith, told KTSM 9 News that he witnessed the incident happen as he was trying to mitigate the flooding in his own home.

“I saw a woman and she was screaming,” Smith said. “She was screaming, ‘my baby, my baby, my baby — someone please come get my baby.'”

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