Sean O'Melveny with NMFMA set up the floodplain simulator from OPP and Wards Scientific at the 2014 Solar Fiesta this weekend. Many people had hands on experience learning about how changes to our watershed impact flooding.
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As the saying in New Mexico goes, “If You Don’t Like the Weather, Wait 10 Minutes”! --- So let’s not let our guards down because despite the dry, hot weather, monsoon season is fast approaching!
I encourage you, as Floodplain Administrators and leaders in flood hazard mitigation, to please contact home owners in your communities that may be at risk for flooding and encourage their purchase or maintenance of flood insurance.