New Mexico County’s Flood Damage Costs Tallied at $875,000

October 20, 2014

Otero County officials say they have uncovered more damage following flooding earlier this year and the bill to make repairs is expected to top $875,000.

Emergency services director Paul Quairoli provided new information on the New Mexico county’s emergency declaration during a recent meeting.

He says the county did not initially meet the state’s threshold to receive assistance in August, but more damage was caused in September due to the continued rains and storm runoff.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports that Quairoli has been working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to estimate the damage now that things have dried up.

Officials have put together a list of nearly two dozen areas that will need repairs. That list includes many roads in the southern New Mexico county.

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