FEMA to assess storm damage in Santa Fe, other parts of the state
July 27, 2018 07:45 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Federal aid may be on the way to regions of New Mexico, including the state's capital, that are continuing to clean up after being pounded be a deluge of storms this week.
According to Santa Fe city officials, damage assessment teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be visiting some parts of New Mexico "to look at the damages caused by the heavy rains." The teams will be made up of representatives from the federal, state and local levels, according to a release.
The teams will be documenting the damage done to businesses and homes as a result of this week's strong winds and storms, including potential business losses due to the heavy rains. That information will be used by FEMA to determine if a Major Disaster Declaration should be requested.
Most of the Major Disaster Declarations so far this summer have been for wildfires burning in California, Colorado and elsewhere.
"We're still working to recover from the damages caused by the storm and hoping to avoid more severe weather," Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber is quoted as saying in the release. "But having visited the homes of some Santa Feans who were hit by flooding, I can report that the spirit of our community is strong and resilient."
Updated: July 27, 2018 07:45 PM
Created: July 27, 2018 05:08 PM
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