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By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Eddy County Commission approved a resolution Tuesday to declare September’s flooding as an official disaster. The damage from last month’s torrential rain has been assessed by Eddy County’s Emergency Operations Command (EOC), and it is substantial – especially to the county’s roads.
According to Eddy County Emergency Manager Joel Arnwine, the cost of damage to county roads and expenses incurred during emergency response has been estimated at approximately $1.5-$2.5 million. The estimated cost of long-term permanent repairs is approximately $10-$15 million, with an approximate $25 million worth of damage statewide. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.