Evacuations lifted for southern Doña Ana County

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Doña Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart announced Sunday that an assessment team evaluated the area in La Union most affected by the flood and deemed it safe for people to return to their homes. Rain blanketed much of the southern part of the state Saturday and one small community in southern Doña Ana County was under evacuation. The evacuations were lifted Sunday. Officials say runoff from the rain last week prompted about 50 to 60 people to evacuate the La Union area.


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“Water service has been restored and the roads are sufficiently cleared,” Stewart said in a news release.  “Please remain cautious and remember that the roads are not yet fully restored and may have dangerous sections that should be approached with care.”

According to a news release, Home Depot, 225 N. Telshor Blvd. in Las Cruces donated cleaning supplies to residents who were affected by the flood. “Among the top concerns people may find upon their return home are mold, structural damage, septic systems, debris and water safety,” Stephen Lopez, Office of Emergency Management Supervisor said in a news release. “Upon your return home, the first thing to do is make sure your home is safe.”

Assistance is available on the Doña Ana County website.

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