IID estimates $6.2M in Calipatria flood damage

IID estimates $6.2M in Calipatria flood damage


CALIPATRIA, CA- Imperial Irrigation District officials say the damages are going to cost the county about $6.2 million after a flood displaced a dozen Calipatria families.

The flood was caused by a breach in the East Highline Canal during the massive rainstorm Friday night.

The breach happened a little passed midnight Saturday and left part of East Calipatria underwater.

During a phone interview with News 13, IID's Marion Champion says of the twelve families displaced, only one has not been allowed back to their home as the city was unable to get their power back on and deemed it dangerous.

According to the Imperial County Fire Chief, Imperial Valley usually gets about two to three inches of rain in a year.

On Friday night, it rained one inch in one hour.

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