Raton declares disaster due to rain, ...

Raton declares disaster due to rain, flooding

There are 4 comments on the KCBD-TV Lubbock story from Aug 6, 2013, titled Raton declares disaster due to rain, flooding. In it, KCBD-TV Lubbock reports that:

Mayor Bobby Ledoux describes pot holes around the northeastern New Mexico community as immense and says some streets have been destroyed.

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Albuquerque, NM

#1 Aug 6, 2013
Full story, that we can't read locally,

RATON, N.M.(AP)- Raton city commissioners have declared a disaster because of recent heavy rains and flooding.

Mayor Bobby Ledoux describes pot holes around the northeastern New Mexico community as immense and says some streets have been destroyed.

Ledoux estimates it would take close to $5 million to repair the city's streets. He says that's money Raton doesn't have.

City commissioners voted in favor of the disaster declaration during a special meeting Monday. Ledoux says it's unclear whether the move will improve the city's chances of tapping into state emergency funding.

Gov. Susana Martinez declared a statewide emergency in July due to severe storms and flooding. That provided $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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


The storm caused $5 Million dollars in damage? Or the rains washed away pavement from streets that have long needed replacing?

Maybe a good poll topic: When was the last time the city repaved your street?

It's been so long I can't remember. Fifteen years? Twenty?

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Aug 8, 2013
this is stupid we always had potholes. city never fixes the thr hole if they do they do it like shit

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 19, 2013
We have always had potholes people just want to blame it on the rain sure the rain helped but if the potholes were fixed right the first time around they probably would not be so bad
Just thinking

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Aug 19, 2013
well maybe if we had the money to do it right maybe the city could get it done. I have plenty of potholes that werent there til the rain. well just get over it we aint getting the money for it. the money is put to better use making more roads in alb. thanks to susana martinez.

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