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Heavy Rainfalls Expected In New Mexico

Gov. Susana Martinez declared a statewide emergency today in advance of heavy rainfalls and flooding expected to hit parts of New Mexico on Thursday and Friday. The declaration makes $750,000 available to help communities respond and recover from storm damage. The governor has also asked the National Guard to to be ready for rescues and flood mitigation operations.. In Albuquerque, the local flood control authority has distributed 30,000 sandbags to city and county fire stations throughout the metro area and local fire departments and emergency managers are on alert for storms that are expected to extend through Friday evening.

Source: ABQ Journal