Truth or Consequences is seeking emergency funding to deal with monsoon flooding that ruined a baseball field, the fair grounds and some businesses.
The meeting was held to approve a disaster declaration resolution to secure emergency funding. During the meeting, a city commissioner questioned why the damage happened in the first place. City Manager Morris Madrid says one of T or C’s best natural attractions, their underground hot springs, work against them when it comes to drainage.
He says the low elevation of downtown makes it harder to manage flooding. The commissioners passed the disaster resolution, opening the door to get other funding. Madrid said they are in the middle of doing a drainage study and expect to presentation on that in their next meeting.