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Mesquite working to prevent flooding

Posted at 7:13 PM, Apr 11, 2016

The city of Mesquite is working to prevent flooding throughout the community ahead of more storms. 

This weekend, the city didn't see flooding, but the Virgin River is full to the bank causing concern for some residents. 

Back in 2010, the river flooded into nearby homes and neighborhoods. 

"There was just water rushing all over here... I guess cows got caught up in it and we can see cows running down the river," described Justin Luandando, a Mesquite resident. 
 
The city is not making changes in hopes of being prepared ahead of flooding. Mayor Allan Litman said the city has an emergency team in place in case of flooding. 
 
"We have our emergency operations center where we can contact the people we need to and mobilize if we have to. Luckily, we didn't have to do that this time," Litman said.
 
The city also plans to build a flood wall to help protect homes. The wall will cost $7 million and is expected to be built by 2019.