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Andrews Co. working to make sure drains don't contribute to flooding

Flooding left behind by heavy rainfall in Andrews County. (Source: KWES) Flooding left behind by heavy rainfall in Andrews County. (Source: KWES)
ANDREWS COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Andrews County wants to make sure their drains don't contribute to flooding.

A nearby drainage ditch almost flooded a home because it was clogged up.

The county said it was all because of overgrown vegetation.

Unfortunately, one commissioner said many counties don't plan for this problem because of so little rain.

"But the city has got drainage plans already in place. They've got pumps, to pump some of the water out of the way. Sometimes they have to block off some of the roads to pump everything out but they do have plans in place. Typically, West Texas is very dry so you just don't plan on having a great volume of water all the time," said Jeneane Anderegg, Andrews County Precinct 3 Commissioner.

Anderegg plans to fly over the county to scope out potential flooding dangers.

She hoping the county can come up with a plan to prevent further flooding.

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