New Mexico Village Gets $2.4M for Repairs from 2008 Storms

The village of Ruidoso in New Mexico will receive more than $2.4 million from the federal government to help with the cost of repairing sewer pipes damaged by storms and flooding nearly eight years ago.

Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation announced the funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday, saying the damage was caused by the remnants of Hurricane Dolly after it made landfall in Texas in July 2008.

The federal funds will cover 75 percent of the repairs.

windstormRuidoso also received an additional $1.5 million in disaster funds earlier this year to replace a bridge along the Rio Ruidoso that was damaged by the resulting storms and flooding.

At the time, flooding forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in the mountain village in southern New Mexico.