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Heavy rain and flood watch for parts of New Mexico

12 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Light showers are moving through northeast and northwest New Mexico this morning, but most showers will end by mid-morning. Heavier rain is moving through far southern New Mexico, which will continue to push west during the morning and the rest of the day.

Governor declares state of emergency for Las Vegas

59 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared a state of emergency for the city of Las Vegas as the city’s drinking water supply has been threatened by flooding from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire.

3 dead following burn scar flooding in northern New Mexico

59 Views   LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Authorities have now confirmed three people died after flash floods hit the wildfire burn scar near Las Vegas. Two women were found dead on Thursday, July 21. Officials with the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said they were found in different places along the Tecolote Creek

Body of a man missing in New Mexico floodwaters is recovered

67 Views   LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a man reported missing after flash floods hit the wildfire burn scar in northern New Mexico last week has been recovered. San Miguel County Sheriff’s officials say the body was located Tuesday in the Tecolote Creek channel.

Northern New Mexicans face severe burn scar flooding

88 Views   ‘I just ask the dear lord for strength’ People living in San Miguel and Mora counties face severe flooding from monsoon rain on burn scars. Margaret Sanchez has lived in Holman, New Mexico, for 18 years.  

Flooding disaster assistance may be coming to New Mexicans through FEMA

76 Views   “We understand the folks in these impacted areas are going through a difficult time. The state is preparing a request to add flooding as a hazard,” Eslinger said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is still working to provide disaster relief for New Mexicans affected by historic wildfire, and

Flooding damages dozens of Roswell homes

94 Views   ROSWELL, N.M. – Flooding in Roswell is damaging homes Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.  The NWS reports there are at least a few homes damaged by water.

FEMA responds to New Mexico’s wet start to monsoon season

91 Views   Cole-Corde said, “Anywhere in the state could flood at any time from different sources. We have seen disasters in areas with water runoff from mountain areas and hills.” Monsoon rain is raising flood dangers, especially around burn scars. KOAT spoke to the Federal Emergency Management Agency about how