Socorro Mayor Declares Disaster Area
POSTED: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 4:33pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 7:57pm
Socorro's mayor has declared part of his town a disaster area.
Willie Gandara says it's a way to speed up the clean-up process.
Heavy rains caused massive flooding and some mud-slides last month.
Gandara says the disaster declaration will help side-step the bureaucratic process and protect people from being flooded out again