Shelly declares state of emergency
WINDOW ROCK – The Navajo Nation has a water shortage and water lines are frozen due to freezing temperatures throughout the reservation.
On Friday, (Jan. 16) Shelly and officials declared the emergency. “I am signing this resolution because we need to access emergency services to help our people who have been without water. We have waterlines that need repair, water storage containers that need to be replenished, and we need man power to help repairs the water systems that have been damaged,” President Shelly said.
Shelly, the Tribal president signed the resolution after the Emergency Management passed it unanimously, said Erny Zah, Shellys press man.
The following communities have been affected, Pinedale, Crownpoint, Shiprock, Kayenta, Chinle, Dilkon, and others have all reported water outages or low water pressure.
NTUA said they are working overtime to get the water lines fixed.