After the Flood

One year after the devastation left in the wake of what the National Weather Service dubbed the Great June Flood of 2018, many who were affected by last year’s storms are still recovering. In observance of the first anniversary of the flooding, which occurred between June 18 and 22, 2018, we set out to learn more about life after the flood, and how local residents and officials are preparing for similar, or stronger weather events. The following stories make up a four-part series chronicling the damage, and serve as a reminder of the Rio Grande Valley’s vulnerability. 

The trickle down: Local governments still reeling from 2018 flood

Las Brisas couple recounts the Great June Flood

4 days, 4 nights: 2018 flood still reverberates in Cameron County as a wake-up call

A step ahead: Hidalgo County tightens infrastructure requirements to alleviate flooding