‘Unprecedented’ flooding in El Paso leaves woman dead

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A storm system that stalled for days over West Texas led to what a National Weather Service meteorologist calls an “unprecedented” amount of rain in the El Paso area that left a woman dead. Meteorologist Jason Grzywacz said Saturday that 6 inches of rain fell on El Paso in the past two days. The city usually averages about 8.5 inches of rainfall a year. He says mandatory 48-hour evacuations have been issued for residents of neighboring La Union, New Mexico. El Paso police say a 65-year-old woman was killed and her 2-year-old granddaughter was hurt when a flash flood caused a wall of their home to collapse onto them.

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