PRELIMINARY HATCH DAMAGE REPORTS SHOW A COMMUNITY’S PAIN

PRELIMINARY HATCH DAMAGE REPORTS SHOW A COMMUNITY’S PAIN

Preliminary residential damage assessments by the American Red Cross coming out of the Village of Hatch are as follows:

Destroyed: One single-family home and 24 apartments

Major Damage: 27 single-family homes, nine mobile homes and six apartments

Minor Damage: 64 single-family homes, 36 mobile homes and 16 apartments

Affected: 66 single-family homes, 25 mobile homes and 36 apartments

Inaccessible: four single-family homes and 1 mobile home

The American Red Cross rates damage according to the highest water line on any given building.

Single-family homes and apartments with water lines at 60 inches or more above ground level are considered destroyed; those with water lines from 36 to 60 inches above ground are considered to have suffered major damage; those with water lines from 12 to 36 inches above ground are considered to have suffered minor damage; those with water lines from 0 to 12 inches above ground (including basement flooding) are considered to have been affected.

Mobile homes with water lines at 48 inches or more above ground level are considered destroyed; those with water lines from 24 to 48 inches above ground are considered to have suffered major damage; those with water lines from 6 to 24 inches above ground are considered to have suffered minor damage; those with water lines from 0 to 6 inches above ground are considered to have been affected.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7914.