Nogales Prepares For Monsoon Damage

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 2:51pm

Residents of Nogales, Ariz. are bracing for another round of monsoon storms, and the potential pollution they could cause, after flooding breached a sewage line south of the border.

“A lot of that sewage came over onto the American side," said Tony Estrada, Santa Cruz County sheriff. "The main port of entry downtown, the Deconcini Port of Entry, had to be closed down. They had to clean it up and they had to decontaminate it.”

Estrada said coming storms will continue to cause the worst damage on the Mexican side of the border but that once the drainage system gets clogged up, the flooding will start to come down the streets and into the United States.

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