Road to Recovery: Clean up begins as Sonora moves past catastrophic flooding


Seventy-five miles south of San Angelo, recovery efforts are in full swing following catastrophic flooding this past weekend in the city of Sonora, TX. The American Red Cross stepped in and almost immediately offered their assistance. 

Jacques Dubose from the American Red Cross says, “We had meeting with the mayor and county judge, and so we ramped up pretty quick to deliver services. We are very concerned about the people in the community. They are pulling together and working really hard. We have teams in the field going house to house documenting the amount of damage, and the amount of water they had in their house by the water line.”

Governor Abbott has accepted the application submitted by Sonora for disaster relief, but officials with the city still have a lot of paper work to complete before any action is taken on the part of the state.

News Connection Reporter, Victor Glenn spoke to a number of residents from Sonora, one of whom said their home had seven inches of water in it. 

Relief coordinators say that they have sufficient material donations, but money is needed to facilitate repairs, replacement and clean up for affected individuals. 

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