Two people have died in western Texas as a result of heavy rain and flooding in the region that began 27 June 2021. Flooding was also reported in neighbouring Chihuahua state of Mexico, where at least 5 people had to be rescued.
Presidio County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found the body of a man in a vehicle that was dragged by flood waters of Alamito Creek. An empty parked vehicle was also swept away in the same area.
Meanwhile El Paso Fire Department search and rescue teams found a body in the Franklin Mountains following heavy rainfall across the area. Fire officials said the woman was hiking and fell down the mountain and was swept away by rushing water.
Areas around El Paso have seen flash flooding since 27 June. Dozens of cars were stranded on flooded roads.
National Weather Service, El Paso said El Paso International Airport recorded 1.82 inches / 46.22 mm of rain in 24 hours to 28 June, which twice as much rain in one day as the first 6 months of the year.
Roads were also flooded across the border in Ciudad Juárez and other parts of Chihuahua state of Mexico. The city of Chihuahua reported 32 incidents of flooding, 5 rescues and 6 buildings or structures damaged.
If you’re in northeast #ElPaso be careful!
Another viewer pic sent to me, this one by Jimmy Newman. You can see the road in his neighborhood is completely flooded. pic.twitter.com/5XBkgVk24V
— Holly Bock (@HollyKFOX_CBS) June 27, 2021
— Eddie Romero (@eddie101romero) June 28, 2021
EPPD Academy 6/28, video courtesy Alex Dominguez pic.twitter.com/YEe1IpchN3
— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) June 29, 2021
We had some major flash floods in Jeff Davis County yesterday evening. Our @TxDOT crews captured some of the flooding in Fort Davis. The first video is from SH 17 RM 430 First Bridge towards Balmorhea. pic.twitter.com/U5gihbbyXe
— TxDOT El Paso (@txdotelp) June 29, 2021