Residents of a mobile home park off of Plumnear on the city’s Southwest side, were required to evacuate as of 5 p.m. Friday, after severe flooding from last weekend’s storms.
As of early Friday afternoon, 12 of the 24 families affected had reported to local shelters.
According to District 2 City Councilman Rey Saldana, his office is working with numerous agencies to get everyone relocated and ensure that their belongings are safe.
The councilman’s office says that the city's Code Compliance Department will be putting a fence around the property Saturday morning to protect the area from thieves and vandals, and everyone who wants to come and check on their belongings may do so, but must be escorted.
U-Haul has also donated three pods for residents who wish to store their belongings.
As for housing, Saldana’s office is working with the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the Department of Human Services to find alternative housing, and will continue to provide assistance services until each family is safely relocated.
After last weekend's flooding, the land will likely no longer house the mobile homes, because it is in a flood zone.