Much Needed Relief Arrives in Presidio

by Victor Lopez
NewsWest 9

PRESIDIO - The water levels in Presidio are going down, and officials tell us the levee reinforcements are holding for now, but Presidio isn't out of the woods yet.

The first trailer of food and water made its way to Presidio on Tuesday.   While it's a step in the right direction, emergency management personnel tell NewsWest Nine, many other areas need to be addressed.

Agencies from all over West Texas as well as the Dallas area have been on hand to help.

Among those working hard on the relief efforts, a big nod goes to the residents of Presidio, themselves.

The emergency evacuation shelter set up at the elementary school has been a great help.   But as NewsWest 9 discovered, the number of people who were helped by it, is by no means an accurate count of how many were in actual need of assistance.

While basic necessities are being provided as best as possible, officials want to remind Presidio residents, help is right there, if they need it.

If floodwaters continue to drop, officials hope to wrap up the out of town relief efforts in a few days, but the local efforts to clean up and get back on their feet, could go on for several more weeks.