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The Sheriffs of Grant, Catron and Sierra counties are using the Ready, Set, Go program to notify residents of evacuation status during wildfire season. The Ready, Set, Go (RSG) program helps residents be READY with preparedness understanding, be SET with situational awareness when fire threatens, and to GO, acting early when a wildfire starts. Ready status starts with maintaining an adequate defensible space around the home. Get Set status means creating a Wildfire Action Plan for home, family, and pets, including an Emergency Supply Kit for each person in the home and a Family Communication Plan with evacuation and contact information. Go status occurs when an active wildfire is in the area. This is time to load emergency supply kits and evacuation bags into your vehicle and park facing the road for a quick exit.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced a road closure in place on NM Highway 59 “Beaverhead Road” between mileposts 0 (Junction of NM 52 and NM 59) to 31, end of State route. The route is now open for evacuation for the Black Fire only, no reentry allowed.
In other NMDOT news, residents of Deming and surrounding areas are invited to a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, May 24th at 5:30 P.M. to address electric vehicle infrastructure. The meeting will collect feedback on electric vehicle infrastructure needs and potential locations. According to a release, New Mexico expects to receive approximately $38 million from this program over five years from the US Department of Transportation. These funds will be used to install EV charging infrastructure with a priority on interstate highway locations. NMDOT must develop a Statewide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan to be eligible for the funding. Log in information for the meeting can be found at silvercityradio.com
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