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Trump’s Border ‘Wall’ Gets Hit Hard By Monsoon Rains, Now In Disrepair
By Alexa Heah, 24 Aug 2021
Image via Aaron-Schwartz / Shutterstock.com
Parts of Arizona have experienced heavy rainfall and strong winds from an incredible monsoon season, inadvertently damaging parts of the border wall between the US and Mexico beyond repair.
Installed by former US President Donald Trump, the doors on the infamous wall have literally been blown off the hinges.
Director of Cuenca de Los Ojos, José Manuel Pérez Cantú, told Gizmodo that at least six gates on the fence near the San Bernardino Ranch were damaged by the rain. The ranch is located between Douglas, Arizona, and San Bernardino Wildlife Range, which sits on the US-Mexico border.
Additionally, a report from the Tucson Sentinel said more gates in the South Arizona region had been destroyed by floodwater and mud. The floods also left piles of debris at parts of the wall which remained intact.
This monsoon season in Arizona has been one for the books, with Phoenix set to record the most days with measurable rainfall during a season. This could be one of the wettest seasons since 1896. The city of Douglas, near the border, has also experienced double its average rainfall for this period of time.
Could engineers from the Trump administration have known that extreme weather may destroy the wall? Well, according to Mic, border officials, agents, and engineers familiar with the project had spoken to The Washington Post last year, saying they’d warned about flash floods during the monsoon season.
However, with an administration that pushed back on climate change and the increasing occurrences of inclement weather, not much heed was taken. Now that some of the wall has been destroyed, maybe it’s a way of Mother Nature getting back at her doubters.
[via Mic, cover image via Aaron-Schwartz / Shutterstock.com]
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