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City Sends Sandbags to Las Vegas to Curb Flooding

12,500 sandbags to help Northern New Mexico emergency preparations.
June 27, 2024

As heavy rains and flash flood warnings continue in Northern New Mexico, the New Mexico National Guard requested sandbags to prepare for the storms. This evening, the City of Albuquerque's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) sent 12,500 sandbags to support emergency responders in the area. The OEM-led effort was made possible by work from the Solid Waste Department and Albuquerque Community Safety.  

Two years ago, the Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Fires devastated Northern New Mexico. The City of Albuquerque joined firefighting efforts, stepped up to increase resources available to evacuees, and provided emergency shelter for folks fleeing the fires. As flash floods hit the burn scar this summer, the City is providing support to Las Vegas.  

“Our friends and families in Northern New Mexico have experienced so much heartbreak over the last few years, and I want them to know—Albuquerque is here for you,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Stepping up for our neighbors is what we do in New Mexico, and we will continue to help any way we can.”