Evacuations During Fire Season

TO ALL CORRALES RESIDENTS! Please come attend a meeting about evacuations during fire season. It will be at the Sandia Christian School 24 Academy drive in the gym/cafeteria. Please come listen. Free for all and full good info. Below is the news article in the Corrales Comment.


NEWS RELEASE: LARGE AND SMALL ANIMAL EVACUATION PRESENTATION OFFERED IN CORRALES


Residents of Corrales, the Horse Capital of New Mexico, can attend a free presentation on large and small animal evacuations at the Seventh Day Adventist School gymnasium, 24 Academy Drive, July 19th, at 6:30 pm. The event, organized by the Corrales Equestrian Advisory Commission and Corrales Horse and Mule People (CHAMP), will feature village first responders who will brief animal owners on the Corrales Animal Evacuation Plan and go over details should fire strike the Rio Grande Bosque, putting village animals, from chickens to equestrians, in danger. There is no charge for this event.


“Fire season is here, and the dry weather, hot temperatures and wind make for a dangerous combination. We have already had a close call, so it is imperative that animal owners are prepared for the worst possibility,” said Janet Blair, co-chair of the CEAC. She said the presentation will include directions on how to prepare and what include in an emergency evacuation kit.


“We will go over how each person needs to build their own plan. The Village will call for an evacuation and set up holding sites, dependent on location. It is each person’s own responsibility to be able to evacuate their animals,” said Commander Tanya Lattin of the Corrales Fire department.


“Our evacuation plan is a good one, and we should be able to protect village residents and animals as long as everyone is familiar with it,” Blair added.

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