State Fair has plan in place in case of inclement weather

Posted at: 09/11/2013 8:42 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Back in July, one of the most powerful storms to hit Albuquerque created chaos at some popular outdoor events, including Zoo Music.

With the New Mexico State Fair already underway, we wanted to find out if officials are prepared in case a storm like that happens again.

State Fair official Michael Henningsen said if there's rain or lightning, they shut the rides down until the rain and lightning is gone.

The State Fair coordinates with the New Mexico State Police for emergencies, including any that are weather related.

"We get with Expo New Mexico and leadership. We help them execute emergency plans so they can evacuate people and assist them in those matters," stated Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez.

If there is a weather emergency, officials will use the PA system to guide fair-goers out of the fairgrounds towards the exits on San Pedro, Lomas, & Central.

Even if it does rain, there's still plenty to do at the fair. Sixty percent of the entertainment stages are covered or indoors.

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