Flood's damage lingers: La Huerta residents still cleaning up mess from canal breach

Jun 27, 2013 Full story: Carlsbad Current-Argus 6

A week after the Carlsbad Irrigation District's east canal breached during a two-hour heavy downpour that brought up to 4 inches of rain on the city's north side, Diane and Jim Johnson are still drying out their home that was flooded by 2 inches of water throughout the house.

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Citizen

Lovington, NM

#1 Jun 27, 2013
It's a shame! So these poor people have no recourse? They can't even get flood insurance?! The La Huerta residents should all get together and sue to get changes done! The squeaky wheel gets the grease!

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#2 Jun 27, 2013
Citizen wrote:
It's a shame! So these poor people have no recourse? They can't even get flood insurance?! The La Huerta residents should all get together and sue to get changes done! The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
I have to agree with you! There's power in numbers, and people need to get together and do something about this and not just sit and whine. It's one of those situations where no one wants to take the blame!
read it aloud

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Jun 27, 2013
Citizen wrote:
It's a shame! So these poor people have no recourse? They can't even get flood insurance?! The La Huerta residents should all get together and sue to get changes done! The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
Work on your reading comprehension skills, why doncha. The Johnson's plainly state in the article, "Although we are not in the flood plain, although it is expensive, I'm going to get flood insurance," she said."

It may not be required, but flood insurance IS available.
weird

Carlsbad, NM

#4 Jun 28, 2013
Who are you going to sue and what would you even sue them for? Please elaborate on that painfully stupid comment please.
Resident

Hobbs, NM

#5 Jun 28, 2013
Citizen wrote:
It's a shame! So these poor people have no recourse? They can't even get flood insurance?! The La Huerta residents should all get together and sue to get changes done! The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
They can get flood insurance, they just chose not to. And as they are not in a FEMA defined flood zone, it would probably only be a couple of hundred a month. I live in a flood zone across from North Shore and my flood insurance is only $700/year for $350,000 in coverage. People should always get flood insurance, even if they don't live in a flood zone. You never know what will happen.
Resident

Hobbs, NM

#6 Jun 28, 2013
Sorry, I meant a couple of hundred a year.

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