EMIFPA is holding our June Tijeras Public Library Series meeting this coming Thursday, June 30th. The meeting will be in the Tijeras Public Library Community Room from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The agenda includes fire weather season outlook, wildfire season outlook, and finally, "After the Fire", addressing issues and concerns of EM residents following the recent Dog Head Fire.
We were sent the following links for your use from Eliza Kretzmann, NM State Forestry. First is the "After Wildfire" - http://afterwildfirenm.org/, next is the "Who Can Help" section of this link - http://afterwildfirenm.org/who-can-help, another important section - http://afterwildfirenm.org/who-can-help/emotional-support-wildfire, and finally Financial Tips - http://afterwildfirenm.org/financial-tips/tips-for-individuals. We recommend that you check out the complete guide, since there is much more than these highlighted sections to investigate.
Another important resource is FloodSmart.gov - https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/. We advise you to thoroughly check out this resource. The monsoon is coming, be prepared. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/) and Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation District (http://www.eswcd.org/home/) are joining forces in planning and designing projects to help in the area affected by the Dog Head Fire. Contact (505-832-1111) at the Soil and Water Conservation District for more information on this effort.
The Tijeras EM Food Pantry is accepting dry goods and canned foods as part of their effort helping EM residents recover from the Dog Head Fire. Go to their web site - http://www.smrna.org/pages/calendar/2010/EMFP%20Brochure.pdf, and call them to see how you can help.
EMIFPA advises all residents to be aware, be prepared, and be self reliant. Fire conditions in our area are presently "high". As always, Report It, Don't Ignore It! If you see or smell smoke that is NOT from the Dog Head Fire, call 911 immediately.
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