Monsoon 2013

Aug 17, 2012 6:32 PM by Ian Cross

Border Patrol helps transport homeowners to high ground in Nogales

NOGALES - Border Patrol agents in Nogales helped transport elderly homeowners in Nogales to safe ground this morning after a monsoon storm swept through the border town and flooded the area.

Agents assisted several other agencies in Nogales with multiple vehicle accidents and rescues during the heavy downpours today, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection.

Flood water threatened several homes, the report states, and agents hurriedly transported elderly homeowners safely to higher ground as the water levels increased.

"Border Patrol agents are often called upon to shift from law enforcement to rescue-mode in a moment's notice," the release states. "By collaborating with first responders, Border Patrol agents help make communities safer and stronger."

The Red Cross of Southern Arizona also sent a Disaster Team to the Emergency Operations Center in Nogales to assess the response to flooding.

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