RATON, N.M. (KRQE) - Heavy rains and flooding in Raton have caused so much damage, now city commissioners have declared it a disaster area.
Pot holes around the community are extremely large and entire streets have been destroyed.
Raton's mayor says it could cost as much as $5 million in repairs.
The emergency declaration will allow the city to tap into state emergency funding.
Governor Susana Martinez declared a statewide emergency after severe storms and flooding in July, freeing up some $500,000 in aid.
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