Matamoros Residents Concerned About High Water Levels

Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 8:35am

As officials continued to monitor the water levels on the Rio Grande river, residents in Matamoros, Mexico are still recovering from Hurricane Alex, but are now worried about more flooding, Matt Fernandez has the story.

THIS IS WHAT MATAMOROS LOOKED LIKE FOLLOWING HURRICANE ALEX. STREETS FLOODED AND MANY OF THE COLINAS HIT WITH HARD BY THE HIGH FLOOD WATER. JUAN JOSE HERNANDEZ IS A MATOROMOS RESIDENT AND DESCRIBES THE CONDITIONS OF THE COLINAS HIT.

"There was major damage done on some homes it's pretty bad it was 3 or 4 feet high on some areas."

NOW RESIDENTS FROM MATAMOROS ARE CONCERNED AS THEY CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE WATER LEVELS ON THE RIO GRANDE AS IT MAKES IT WAY DOWNSTREAM AND TOWARDS THE VALLEY.

"there is some concern with the Rio Grande water leves getting high some people are concerned about what's going to happen and if it will over flow there are worried what's going to happen."

FOR NOW HERNANDEZ AND OTHER RESIDENTS IN MATAMOROS ARE HOPING FOR THE BEST THE FAST PASSED WATER COMING FROM THE MONTERREY AREA MAKES IT'S WAY CLOSER TO THE VALLEY. IN BROWNSVILLE MATT FERNANDEZ NEWSCENTER 23.

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