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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Updated by Lea County OEM 08-07-20 at 4:43 PM MDT


-Lea County Emergency Operation Center Level 3 Activation-


COVID-19 in New Mexico

Confirmed Cases: 21,965

Deaths: 675

Current Hospitalizations: 132

Recoveries: 9,166

Lea County

Confirmed Cases: 740

Deaths: 4

Recoveries: 206

Tests conducted: 11,843

Correctional Facilities: 4

Cases by County: https://cv.nmhealth.org/cases-by-county/


Lorenzo Velasquez, Director

1019 East Bender Boulevard, Hobbs, NM 88240 -
(575) 391-2983 - lvelasquez@leacounty.net
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OEM has many responsibilities as can be seen all over the county. You may see us on an emergency scene or at your local fire station assisting with annual pump testing. We participate in many public education events for schools or non-profits.

If your school or non-profit has an event you would like Emergency Management to attend, please feel free to contact us!

Lea County Emergency Management
(575)-391-2983


Our Mission


Emergency management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal agencies as well as volunteer organizations. These organizations assist the public and communities to prepare for, respond, and recover from the effects of natural, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters. The primary goal of emergency management is to promote awareness, prevent injuries, save lives, and reduce property damage in our community.

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) Website

About Us

Lea County Emergency Management is responsible for planning the responses of small- and large-scale emergency situations to save lives, reduce injuries and preserve property. Emergencies and disasters, both natural and man-made, can affect every resident in Lea County. Sometimes threats occur that we simply cannot control or prevent from happening; ie, wildfires, hazardous-material spills and riots. However, from every family to every public safety department in Lea County, we all can prepare for how we respond to these emergencies. Preparing your family's responses to emergencies is critical, and it takes just three steps:
  • 1. Make a family emergency plan
  • 2. Get an emergency supply kit
  • 3. Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur in your area and their appropriate responses.


For more detailed lists and plans visit https://www.ready.gov/

An official website of the Department of Homeland Security

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Download "What to expect when calling 911" here

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