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Harlingen Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Recent Flooding Concerns

4 months 3 days 12 hours ago Tuesday, July 09 2019 Jul 9, 2019 July 09, 2019 3:17 PM July 09, 2019 in News - Local

HARLINGEN – A town hall meeting in Harlingen was held Tuesday concerning the recent flooding.

A water mark and memories on David Lara's home is a reminder of what happened two weeks ago.

"We got up in the middle of the night we were still kind of awake and we started getting water in through our back room that's a little bit lower and all of the sudden it just started rising like crazy and we got about eight inches inside the house," he says.

Lara says every time it rains his street floods; but this last storm was different.

He says he wants his voice to be heard, which is why he's going to the city's town hall meeting concerning the flooding two weeks ago.

"We know every time it rains all the drainage from that side of town from the east side all flows over here to the west side and they have no drainage on that side so pretty much it's just one gutter taking on all the water," says Lara.

According to city officials, the meeting will be to address the drainage system and how it works, as well as discussing the cleanup efforts.

According to the city they've picked up more than 1.6 million pounds of debris.

City officials say they will continue to pick up debris until it's not needed anymore.

There will be another town hall meeting regarding the flooding on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Moises Vela Middle School.

For more information watch the video above.

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