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Governor Issues State of Emergency Due to Storms and Flooding

on August 2, 2013 - 6:58am

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

SANTA FE - Gov. Susana Martinez has issued an executive order declaring an emergency throughout New Mexico due to the severe storms and flooding across the state in July. 

Executive Order 2013-029 was signed by the Governor July 30 and the state of emergency will continue until the day the Governor’s authorized representative determines the end of the emergency period.

The Governor has directed the Department of Finance and Administration to make available emergency financial resources in an amount not to exceed $500,000 to the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in accordance with NMSA 1978, §§ 12-11-23 through 12-11-25. 

The funds will be expended for resources and services necessary to avoid or minimize economic or physical harm until the situation becomes stabilized and again under local self-support and control; on a temporary, emergency basis for lodging, sheltering, health care, food, any transportation or shipping necessary to protect lives or public property; or for any other action necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. The funds will be paid out upon warrants drawn by the Secretary of Finance and Administration upon vouchers approved by the Governor or the Governor’s Authorized Representative.

The Governor has directed the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to coordinate all requests for assistance and responses to such requests and to request such aid and assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency as may be appropriate. She has directed the Adjutant General to order into service any elements of the New Mexico National Guard as are or may be needed to provide military support to civil authorities as needed for this emergency.


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