Damage to public and private properties in the two counties most affected by the flooding of the Rio Grande is estimated at $40 million, according to public officials in Starr and Hidalgo counties.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel say agriculture losses and restoration may push the estimate higher. “We will have losses to crop yield and quality, crops that have been destroyed and possibly to crops still at risk,” said Dr. Luis Ribera. “Debris cleanup and land leveling in both counties will cost around $9 million.”
Hurricane Alex’s landfall in northern Mexico on June 30 was followed by a tropical depression and heavy rainfall in the south of Texas. “Homes and businesses are flooded, and mosquitoes are getting to be an awful problem,” Ribera said.
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