City Councilors will consider ratifying a resolution today to declare a disaster following the Sept. 11 floods that destroyed bridges and eroded infrastructure, crops, homes, land and other structures.
The resolution supports a similar measure taken by Chaves County last month. The action would be taken mainly as a step to seek state and federal funds to repair the damage, said City Manager Larry Fry.
“It could make us eligible for certain types of federal or state funding, but it’s too early in the game to know what it would be,” Fry said. “We certainly did have some damage. Those damages are still being accumulated.”
The city’s resolution states that all locally available public and private resources committed to mitigate and alleviate the damage are insufficient to pay for damages, including starting repairs and meeting restoration requirements.
Councilors were expected to consider committing $50,000 in Lodger Login to read more