Tornadoes Cause Damage in Dexter; Hagerman

Wicked weather has raked part of the region. We’re told that entrances and exits to Dexter are closed off to any non-residents. Chaves County SHeriff Mike Herington said that tornaodes touched down south oif Roswell at about 6pm Tuesday after twpo funnel clouds were spotted near US 285, east of Hagerman. At this point, we know of five injuries. All appear to be non life threatening. Herrington said he could confirm that ten homes were destroyed on Elford Avenue in Dexter. The Red Cross has a tenmpiorary shelter opened at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. Anothe rproblem in Hagerman is that it appears the system that provides water to residents has been destroyed, so the community has no water at this poiint.