Disaster Update: Flooding in New Mexico

Flooding has caused numerous evacuations in New Mexico and Texas and Red Cross workers are helping people in those states, providing shelter, meals and comfort for those affected.  The region continues to be a relief priority for the Red Cross as more rain is expected in the area from tropical storm systems over the next few days.The American Red Cross continues working with residents across New Mexico that have been impacted by the September flooding.

  • Working with community partners, the Red Cross has served more than 900 meals and snacks in New Mexico
  • Access to some communities is difficult due to flood waters and damaged roads. As flooded areas begin to re-open, the Red Cross will be there to assess the damage, distribute clean up supplies and support a recovery effort that will take weeks and months.
  • The Red Cross has opened and staffed 11 shelters since last week. Those shelters were located in Roswell, Carlsbad, Vado, TorC, Grants, Glenwood, Crownpoint, the Santa Claran Hotel in Espanola for Santa Clara Pueblo, San Felipe Pueblo (twice) and in Espanola.
  • A Red Cross Shelter Trailer is on the ground in Cloudcroft, should it be needed.
  • Close to 50 Red Cross volunteers are deployed throughout the state as Damage Assessment Teams with operations ongoing in multiple counties and towns.  The Red Cross damage assessment along with our Community Partners is to determine the needs of the community and to begin bulk distribution of items for recovery. These include shovels, clean-up kits and drinking water.
  • Areas where damage assessment is being conducted or has been completed include: Artesia, Lakewood, Dexter, Hagerman, Roswell, Truth or Consequences, Vado, Grants, Farmington, Glenwood, Bluewater Village, Milan, Las Vegas, Silver City,  Bernardo, San Antonio, San Felipe Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Cubero, La Union, Mogollon, Socorro, Bosque Farms, Highland Meadows, Rio Rancho, Crownpoint and Bernalillo. The Red Cross has also reached out to other tribal and pueblo partners.

 

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