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Woman worries rock wall destroyed by storm won't get fixed

By: Gina Benitez
EL PASO, Texas -- A powerful storm ripped through El Paso Saturday afternoon and caused some damage around town.

Michelle Saldivar has lived in her east El Paso home for nine years and her rock wall has been sturdy.

That is, until Saturday afternoon, when it collapsed.

"We just saw it through the window,. I said look at the pool and my husband said, well look at the wall," Saldivar said.

As KFOX 14 reported, a short but powerful storm hit El Paso Saturday, covering some areas in hail and flooding others.

Saldivar says before she added a layer to the wall, when the rains came, her entire backyard would flood.

But since then, she's had no trouble.

Then came Saturday's storm.

"This whole side right here is leaning forward, I think it's going to fall, too. And then our neighbors up there, it looks like their rock wall is going to fall on us," Saldivar said.

Saldivar took action right away.

"I called our insurance company and they weren't able to make it until today. And they said they weren't able to give us any help because it's considered water fall," Saldivar said.

Saldivar said her insurance company told her El Paso Water Utilities owned the land behind her home.

KFOX 14 called the utility Friday and they say they're investigating where the property line lies and if in fact they are responsible to pay for damage.

"We're just lucky nobody was back here," Saldivar said.