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Pharr residents surprised with flooding

The phones have been ringing off the hook in Pharr as hundreds of people have been calling since five Wednesday morning in desperate need of help from flooded roads and homes.

The phones have been ringing off the hook in Pharr as hundreds of people have been calling since five Wednesday morning in desperate need of help from flooded roads and homes.

Residents like Juan Zapata, who has been living in Pharr for four years, said the flooding was a big surprise and that they didn’t expect so much water.

Zapata explained that the water was right above their knees in the morning, but since then, the water has receded. However, the city of Pharr placed sandbags at the bottoms of doors as a barrier to reduce flood damage and prepare for what’s to come overnight.

"Some people tell us some places is okay, but it's going to rain again, so we're just trying to prevent instead of just being reactive,” said Pharr City Commissioner Mario Bracamontes.

Pharr Public Works tells CBS 4 all drainage ditches have reached capacity, but have water pumps on Sugar and Polk and off Veterans Blvd. and Bicker Rd.

It is advised that you stay off flooded roadways, but if you need help, call Pharr Public Works at 956-402-4350.

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