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.'”