Flood devastates homeless community

September 14, 2013 • Local News

Passers-by check out the flood damage done to E. Mescalero near the Roswell Country Club, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo)

She sat with her legs crossed with her chin down Friday afternoon. Behind her were two tents tucked into the dark, abandoned entrance of a shuttered business in the parking lot of Roswell Mall.

Her eyes were closed and she wiped her tears away slowly with her shaky hands as they streamed down weathered cheeks.

But Mary Ann Keegan was safe.

“Everybody’s been looking for her,” said her friend, Tony. “She’s in pain.”

Keegan has become the center of attention for local residents who had cared for the handful of homeless who many feared were injured or Login to read more

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