Hailstorm leaves Kewa Pueblo in ruin, forces evacuations

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More than 100 people on Kewa Pueblo were advised by tribal officials Sunday to evacuate from their homes due to health hazards posed by mold that has developed in some residences following a hailstorm nine days ago. About 90 percent of the 600 homes on Kewa Pueblo, formerly Santo Domingo Pueblo, were damaged by golf-ball sized hail during the storm Oct. 2, according to Mike Calabaza, incident commander for the pueblo. The hail punched holes through roofs and flooded houses with several inches of water.