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Storm 2006 Remembered

On the morning of August 1, 2006 a powerful storm system moved into the El Paso / Las Cruces area dumping heavy amounts of rain.

During the month of August, El Paso normally receives less than 2 inches of rain; this day parts of El Paso would get hit with about seven inches of rain. In the first few hours it became apparent this would be a storm of significant proportion.

Two days later, new rain storms. And a day after that: new storms hit. It would go on like this for three weeks. Each new storm brought a renewed sense of danger, threatening infrastructure that was already compromised.

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