Floods Hit East Valley the Hardest
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INDIO - From flooded parks and businesses to road closures, East Valley residents are cleaning up after the storms' damages.
The owner of the Economy Inn on Indio Boulevard said their damages estimate about $30 thousand. All 40 rooms were flooded, including the owner's house next door, and they had to cancel reservations.
Just two businesses away, the Valero station also saw heavy flooding, and its owner said last night was the worst he had ever seen.
Neighborhoods nerby saw the storm's impact too, especially one on Hoover Street and Fred Waring Drive. Its community park overflowed with water.
"It was pretty hard rain than we've had in the last couple of years, but I guess everyone always asks what's a flash flood and we pretty much got the answer yesterday," said eight-year resident, Rick Zendejas.
The children in the area weren't so thrilled about their park being flooded.
"It's pretty bad, we can't go play outside in a while until it evaporates," said Frankie.
The floods in the East Valley also caused many road closures and traffic delays, and several large puddles forced drivers to be more cautious on the road. Residents are trying to make the best of the summer storms, while the clean-up efforts continue.