Cleanup continues following NM's severe weather

Created: 08/03/2013 11:01 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - It's been a week since communities around New Mexico were slammed with strong winds, heavy rain and flooding, and the cleanup continues.

The American Red Cross has been working in Columbus in southern New Mexico to provide drinking water, tarps and air mattresses, while the Roadrunner Food Bank has been bringing in fresh produce and ready to eat meals.

Red Cross officials say they are still doing damage assessments of the dozens of homes that were damaged or destroyed by the severe weather.

About a dozen volunteers from Southern Baptist churches across New Mexico were in Corrales on Friday and Saturday to help with cleanup there.

In Albuquerque, city officials are offering a special refuse pickup schedule for residents who have had to clear tree limbs and other debris left behind by the storm.

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