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Hermits Peak Fire

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Santa Fe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM 87508

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Email: 2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov
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San Miguel County Sandbag Distribution Locations June 9, 2022

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 6/9/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2022 San Miguel/ Mora County
News Release Calf Canyon/ Hermits Peak Fire Sandbag Distribution Sites


Las Vegas – San Miguel County has established multiple Sandbag Distribution Sites for communities with potential risk of debris-flows and flooding. Tied sandbags operations are currently underway for residents to pick up at the following locations.
- Cabo Lucero Volunteer Fire Department - 21 County Rd A29
- Sapello-Rociada Volunteer Fire Department - 649 State Route 94 (N.M. 94)
- La Placita Volunteer Fire Department - 242 State Route 65 (N.M. 65)
- San Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department - County Road A19A (CR A19A) 
- San Miguel County Public Works - 10 Airport Road

Sandbags is a simple, but effective way to prevent or reduce flood water damage. Properly filled and placed sandbags can act as a barrier to divert moving water around, instead of through, buildings. Sandbag construction does not guarantee a water-tight seal but is satisfactory for use in most situations. Sandbags are also used successfully to prevent overtopping of streams with levees, and for training current flows to specific areas

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