Governor Lujan Grisham signs declaration of emergency for Roswell

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The executive order activates the National Guard for necessary responses, establishes a statewide emergency response that covers all state agencies, and provides $ 750,000 to the Department of Homeland Security and Human Resources Management. state emergencies to support local recovery efforts.

“The City of Roswell appreciates the state’s declaration of emergency following the exceptional Memorial Day weekend storm,” said Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh. “These emergency funds will help our community move forward faster with the relief needed to help city residents affected by this flood. While the full extent of the damage is not yet known, the City of Roswell appreciates the support and assistance of our partners in the State of New Mexico. The repair and rebuild will be a team effort with the city, Chaves County and the State of New Mexico working together. “

Several volunteer and non-profit groups help residents:

  • Roswell Community Disaster Relief Services: For potable water, food, and assistance with cleaning, water pumping and minor livestock rescue, call (575) 208-4055 or visit their Facebook page
  • Roswell Salvation Army: For food assistance, including a hot meal delivery program if needed, vouchers for thrift stores recommended by the Red Cross, and help with an overnight stay at a local budget hotel if people have to leave their homes. home while the water dries, call (575) 622-8700
  • The American Red Cross of New Mexico: Volunteers will assess the damage to the interior of the homes and determine if the damage meets the threshold required for financial assistance through the Red Cross, call (505) 265-8514
  • The God-Inspired Gathering: For cleaning assistance, geared towards the elderly and the disabled, call (575) 208-1467
  • For sand, sandbags and other flood prevention tools, residents can contact Karen Sanders at 575-624-6740.
  • To help with the cleanup, Chaves County has also placed dumpsters at various locations across the county. These locations are available here.



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