A storm in January caused the area to receive three inches of rain in just six hours, which is unprecedented for this part of the region. The Southcrest area was the hardest hit, where floodwaters started when the Chollas Creek overflowed. Many residents had their property damaged and had to provide for their own cleanup. Consequently, city officials are inspecting and clearing storm channels in the city while the city’s Environmental Services Department is removing accumulated trash and debris from the storm, and the city’s Transportation Department is repairing public property. Many residents in the area did not have water or rain insurance and have few options for seeking help. After raising the issue at the mayor’s news conference, city crews are working to restore the area.