Just a brief update on cleanup and rebuilding efforts in Ruidoso, after last weekend’s flood that hit the river areas of Upper Canyon, Hwy 70 campgrounds / RV parks, and the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Property owners who can provide proof of residence, have been allowed back in to their homes that were flooded, even though water and sewer services are out in some areas.
Ruidoso flood- bridge at Eagle Dr. - one of several bridges destroyed in flood
See recent news stories on the cleanup efforts at: KOAT - Albuquerque
Officials from FEMA have been working in the Village to assess damage, and determine whether federal aid from FEMA will be available to help with repairs. Residents living in the Upper Canyon and Black Forest remain under a “boil water” advisory. Work to clear debris from the river and bridges is ongoing.
For more on Flood news from Ruidoso, including video and photo links, please visit the Ruidoso Blog.