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Roosevelt County eyes disaster funds from August storms

The Associated Press
September 21, 2017 08:07 AM

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - An eastern New Mexico county is still working on getting a federal disaster declaration from storms that caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage.

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The Eastern New Mexico News reports Roosevelt County Superintendent Ricky Lovato said Tuesday he recently took representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security on a tour of roads damaged by flooding in August.

County Manager Amber Hamilton said the representatives took pictures of 75 percent of the damaged roads, and asked for information for each road.

Hamilton says a declaration could allow the county to access disaster relief funding.

Officials hope to have more information in 30 days.

Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News, https://goo.gl/vzYKGL

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