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New Mexico Legislators Ask for Federal Disaster Relief For Shiprock After August Floods

Dennis Skley
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New Mexico’s congressional delegation is backing the Navajo Nation in seeking a federal disaster declaration for an area near Shiprock, New Mexico, that experienced major flooding early in August.

The Farmington Daily-Times reports that the state’s two senators and three representatives have sent a letter to President Obama saying that more help is needed. The Navajo Nation has already declared a disaster in the area and has been assisting residents whose homes were destroyed.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
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