City crews participate in pump training day

The city of Weslaco's emergency management team along with public works and parks department crews held an important training on Thursday.
The purpose of the training is to ensure our rainwater pumps are operational in preparation for a significant rain event.
The rainy season in the Rio Grande Valley begins in a few weeks and lasts throughout the summer months. 
The high-powered pumps are strategically placed near the region's large floodway, east of Weslaco. 
During storm events, rain water in ditches is pumped from the drainage canals into the floodway.