FEMA slow drip of funds

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Vowing that things will be done differently, and acknowledging that missteps and mistakes were made during the historic New Mexico wildfire last year that burned more than 530 square miles, FEMA says it will take time for federal aid to trickle down. On Monday, Sen. Pete Campos told members of the Senate Conservation Committee that the resources by FEMA have been slow in coming . The AP reporting that the committee considered a separate bill that would prohibit prescribed burns by government agencies during New Mexico’s dry, windy season, however the measure was tabled. State Forester Laura McCarthy testified that prescribed fire is an invaluable tool and that it would be a disservice to limit the timing of projects.