As many as 400 Doña Ana County residents can be given temporary shelter in the event of an emergency thanks to a $48,000 grant.
The grant was funded by the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
The OEM used the $48,000 grant to purchase 400 cots, lanterns, first aid kits, blankets, inflatable pillows, personal hygiene kits, lamps and weather radios that can all be packed tightly into two 16-ft trailers.
One trailer will be permanently stationed at the Doña Ana County Fire Station and Hazmat Facility in Santa Teresa; the second trailer will be kept at the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Training Facility in Las Cruces.
In addition to the 400 units ready for use in Doña Ana County, other municipalities throughout the state also received the same funding, intended for the same use.