ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico agencies are sending first responders to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Las Cruces Fire Department spokesman Dan Trujillo says members of the elite Swift Water Rescue Team left Monday to help Houston-area residents in the aftermath of one of the region’s worst flood disasters on record. Trujillo says they will assist local law enforcement and first responders in the area.
The fire department from Roswell also is sending firefighters to the region to help with rescue and recovery efforts.
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Tuesday that it and the Catholic Charities of New Mexico are collecting donations online to be given to Catholic Charities in southeast Texas and Louisiana.