During the weekend of August 9th - 16th, El Pasoans saw some serious rainy conditions. Our desert area is not prepared for drastic rain, even though our city says they have been preparing and putting tax money into resources to prepare us.

Plenty of people are upset with how El Paso roadways are looking after the 2nd wettest monsoon season so far. According to the National Weather Service, El Paso has received 8.94 inches of rain from June 15th - August 14th. 

Sad stories of houses being damaged, cars being stuck in roadways and even deaths have been reported during this time.

Some El Paso businesses have shared their frustration with the clean-up situation, including our radio station neighbor, Rulis. After the first terrible downpour, Rulis shared a video showing just how much damage the rain caused inside their building. The owners of Rulis did share info on notifying the landlord about this possibly happening before the rain started.

Over the weekend, Hoppy Monk a local bar in El Paso, Texas has called out the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and El Paso Water on their lack of help for 11 years.

Hoppy Monk via Instagram
Hoppy Monk via Instagram

Scrolling through their Instagram you can see many people want to help this local business. Sadly, not a lot of people can easily access tractors. If we did, I feel we all as a group would be faster to clean up Mesa street.

We hope El Paso Water and TxDot will be able to finally help Hoppy Monk after years of asking for help. It is really the right thing for them to do.

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