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Gov. issues emergency assistance order

SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is making emergency assistance available in areas of New Mexico damaged by recent storms and flooding.

The governor issued an executive order on Tuesday that provides $500,000 to the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for a wide range of aid, including for emergency shelter, food and health care.

Martinez also directed the New Mexico National Guard to provide any needed assistance to local authorities.

The governor’s order said there had been flood damage in parts of Guadalupe, Luna and Rio Arriba counties as well on the Navajo Nation, Santa Clara Pueblo and in areas of the state scarred by wildfires. The Albuquerque metropolitan area and neighboring counties were damaged by heavy rain and hurricane-force winds from a storm on Friday.


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