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After Wildfire guide created by New Mexico agencies

Blog Post created by Cathy Prudhomme Employee on Jul 11, 2014

New Mexico Blog - July 11.2014

New Mexico State Forestry and partner agencies have created an online “After Wildfire” guide that offers information on how to deal with the aftereffects of wildfire.

The guide was written to help New Mexico communities recover following a wildfire, but the information can easily be adapted and useful to wildland/urban interface communities everywhere. It includes information on how to mobilize a community, potential resources, a technical guide with information on post-fire treatments and preparing for potential flooding.

Safety is a primary issue immediately following a destructive wildfire and the guide includes a section with information on the steps to take to help get homes, communities and lives moving forward through the recovery phase. The information is beneficial to know before a wildfire and also becomes invaluable post-fire as communities start their recovery and restoration efforts.  

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