It looks like the Andress High School portion of the bond project is in trouble.
The last paragraph talks about the buildings being in a flood plain.
When did the district learn this?
We deserve better
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Andress, Irvin, Charles, Richardson, Terrace Hills and the associated elementary schools are in a “new” flood plain defined by FEMA after the 2006 rains. A lot has to do with the streets acting as feeder streams (rivers)due to slope of streets and the inability of existing flood culverts to handle the flood volumes. I believe, and could be wrong, that these requirements are relatively recent since the discussions in 2015 had pending FEMA floodplain changes discussed.
The NE area of El Paso has always had natural lakes during years of average or above average rainfall. The ranchers and native Americans knew this long before El Paso grew that way and Andress HS was built. The way water flows has not changed, but the designation of flood plain may be new.
One of the things we saw in the west side is that when the new flood plain maps were done they took into account that the irrigation canals were poorly maintained. This expanded the floodplain. I know our realtor told us when we bought our house in 97, that it had been on the floodplain but was taken off because of drainage improvements in our area. It’s back on the floodplain now. And in 2006 standing water came within 4 feet of the garage doors. I carry flood insurance now.
So??? Much of El Paso is in a flood plain, according to the relatively new FEMA map after the 2006 flooding. If we abandoned buildings in flood plains, El Paso would be full of hole.
It’s only Andress. If this was Coronado, they would find a way to honor the promise made to voters. Add this to the “More Cabrera-Fenenbock” deception file.”
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