Outdated maps may be link to costly insurance

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A real estate broker, Sam W. Morrow, said property owners may be paying too much in insurance because the area’s maps showing flood plain areas may be outdated. “They’re still working off of information that’s 40 to 50 years old,” Morrow told the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday. The […]

FEMA’s Logan office assists tornado victims

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In the first hours, more than a dozen residents of Logan sought the assistance of FEMA officials at the temporary disaster recovery center. “The staff here were very helpful and nice,” said Robert Simpson, whose house was damaged from the tornado. “They had answers to a lot of the […]

FEMA gets president’s okay to assist tornado victims, how you can apply

By Staff and wires President Bush declared a major disaster in Curry and Quay counties Monday because of tornado damage, making residents in those regions eligible for federal funds. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners […]

FEMA surveys damage in Quay County

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Federal officials arrived in Logan Tuesday morning to assess the damage from the tornado that ripped through the village on Friday afternoon. Members of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), headquartered in Denton, Texas, met with officials of the state and Logan emergency management teams. “We need to stress that […]