Governor Signs Emergency Declaration For Rio Arriba County Due To Flooding


Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Rio Arriba County, making funding and state resources available for the affected county. The declaration follows monsoon flooding that began earlier this summer and continues to affect public safety and critical infrastructure.

The executive order provides $750,000 for the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to assist the county with emergency measures, help prevent additional damages, repair public infrastructure, and lessen the overall recovery time.

“This declaration is appreciated by Rio Arriba County and the residents of Rio Arriba County – it will provide much needed relief for local infrastructure and to the acequias that were damaged by flooding,” said Rio Arriba County Manager Alfredo Montoya.