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Fri November 9, 2012
NM to deploy resources to storm-ravaged states
Gov. Susana Martinez has signed an order to support the deployment of New Mexico resources to northeastern states that need help in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Friday's executive order makes $200,000 available to the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to coordinate the deployment and support of New Mexico resources for relief efforts.
The storm made landfall on the East Coast on Oct. 29 and has caused an estimated $50 billion in damages.
The cost of sending personnel and equipment eventually will be reimbursed by the federal disaster declaration for the storm.
But the governor's executive order allows New Mexico assets to move immediately upon being requested.