Sept. 16 NM Floods Monday Morning Update

• American Red Cross Resources have been deployed around the state as reports of flooding and evacuations continue to come in.

• The shelter in Glenwood (Catron County) at the Glenwood Elementary School is open and Red Cross resources and personnel are available for evacuees.

• The Red Cross is continuing to support evacuee needs in Crownpoint (Cibola County) with distribution of drinking water and a shelter trailer on standby.

• The shelter in Grants (Cibola County) at the First Baptist Church was open until ten last night. Red Cross shelter resources are on the ground in Grants, should they be needed.

• A Red Cross Shelter trailer is on the Ground in Cloudcroft (Otero County) should supplies and resources be needed.

• The Red Cross is distributing drinking water in La Union (Dona Ana County) today. Damage assessment by the Red Cross has been completed.

• Damage assessment by the Red Cross has been completed in Artesia and Lakewood (Eddy County).

• Damage assessment for Chaves County will be completed today.

• The Red Cross sheltered 32 people overnight at San Felipe Elementary School (Sandoval County).

• Flooding has caused numerous evacuations in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Texas and Red Cross workers are helping people in those states, providing shelter, meals and comfort for those affected. More than 50 people spent Sunday night in four shelters in New Mexico and Texas. The region continues to be a relief priority for the Red Cross as more rain is expected in the area from tropical storm systems over the next few days.

• The American Red Cross is supporting rescue operations in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Arizona by providing food, shelter, relief supplies and comfort to people forced from their homes by devastating flash flooding.

Flooding has caused numerous evacuations in New Mexico and Texas and Red Cross workers are helping people in those states, providing shelter, meals and comfort for those affected. More than 50 people spent Sunday night in four shelters in New Mexico and Texas. The region continues to be a relief priority for the Red Cross as more rain is expected in the area from tropical storm systems over the next few days.

HOW TO HELP People across the flooded areas need help now. The Red Cross has launched a massive relief effort to help people in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas and needs the continued support of the public to help those affected. People can make a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico at 505 265 8514 or your local Red Cross Office.

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The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-560-2302. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico by mail: American Red Cross in New Mexico, 7445 Pan American West Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or made online atwww.redcross.org/newmexico. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or visit us on Twitter @RedCross.

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