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Del Rio Sector Agents Rescue 88 During Record Rainfall

Release Date: 
June 20, 2013

DEL RIO, TEXAS—During the weekend of June 15, Border Patrol agents throughout Del Rio Sector assisted in rescuing stranded residents in Maverick County.

 

Border Patrol in Texas rescue local residents

Maverick County and Eagle Pass residents are rescued by Border Patrol agents in Texas

Between June 14 and June 16, Maverick County saw a record 17 inches of rain fall in under 36 hours. Due to the amount of rainfall, and the rising Rio Grande River, several residents of Maverick County and Eagle Pass were caught off guard when the flooding began. After a request from local authorities, Border Patrol agents from all areas within the Del Rio Sector responded and began rescuing those in need. Throughout the weekend, Border Patrol agents rescued a total of 88 residents.

In this short period more than 480 homes in Maverick County were flooded. Through the combined efforts of the Border Patrol, Eagle Pass Independent School District, Maverick County Sheriff's Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma more than 450 people were rescued.

In FY13, Del Rio Sector has rescued 97 individuals in eight different incidents.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017