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City pegs its flood damage at $2.2M

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By Martin Salazar

The city of Las Vegas is estimating that the Friday the 13th flooding and associated rain storms caused more than $2.2 million in damage to its infrastructure.

The City Council voted unanimously late last week to approve a disaster declaration. The San Miguel County Commission has also declared a disaster, and county staff are estimating the damage to county infrastructure at $6-to-$7 million.

Both city and county officials are hoping that President Obama will declare the flooding that took place throughout New Mexico as a national disaster.


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