Daily Archives: August 7, 2012

Imperial County Supervisors Declare State of Emergency

By Mario Conde

The Imperial County Board of Supervisors ratified the State of Emergency declaration because of the heavy rains last week and moved to immediately bid to repair Evan Hewes Highway and Huff Road.

Imperial County Fire Chief Tony Rouhotas explained the damages caused by the rain and the damages to the agricultural areas and to County Road. He said that Imperial Valley experienced a storm system that released an estimated two to four inches of rain. The rain created excessive flows within wash areas and Imperial Irrigation district drain and canal systems. Water undermined and eroded the base of the roadway until the roadway failed.

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