Nogales spared major damage from Newton - Tucson News Now

Nogales spared major damage from Newton

Businesses in Nogales were prepared with sandbags, but didn't have to use them. (Source: KOLD News 13) Businesses in Nogales were prepared with sandbags, but didn't have to use them. (Source: KOLD News 13)
Storm runoff filled washes in Nogales but the water stayed within the banks. (Source: KOLD News 13) Storm runoff filled washes in Nogales but the water stayed within the banks. (Source: KOLD News 13)
NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Nogales prepared for heavy rainfall and potential flooding from the advancing Hurricane Newton, which brought rain to Santa Cruz County beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The county, city public works, and fire department supplied sandbags for residents.

The public works department said 15 people stopped by to fill up sandbags Tuesday and Wednesday. The limit was 10 bags per household.

Businesses in Nogales said they prepared for the storm and potential flooding like they've experienced in the past. Rainfall filled the washes in Nogales but the water stayed within the banks.

Many businesses had sandbags outside and wooden boards for their windows.

Businesses said they were glad the storm did not cause much damage.

"They said it was going to be a lot. But it isn't," said Maria de la Cruz, employee of Cinderella, local business on Morley Avenue.

She said the owner is always prepared with sandbags in the front of the store and the back. They always put up a board as well.

Newton quickly weakened after making landfall in Mexico and became a post-tropical storm before the storm's center entered Arizona. 

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