New Mexico

Wednesday, May 05, 2010
A controlled burn to prevent future forest fires blazed out of control and scorched 48,000 acres. Two towns were ordered to evacuate. Over 230 homes burned in Los Alamos, a town famed for holding nuclear material and facilities. While much of the town was lost, no nuclear material was released or damaged. The sudden loss of water-containing forest ensured the burned area will be prone to flash floods for a generation.
Common Hazards in this State

State Information

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
PO Box 27111
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Local Information

City of Santa Fe Office of Emergency Management
200 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(505) 955-6537

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

New Mexico Citizen Corps State Council
P.O. Box 1628
13 Bataan Boulevard
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628
(505) 476-9690

Last Updated: 08/20/2019