Belen seeks emergency declaration after devastating flooding

BELEN, N.M. — The Belen mayor said state reps are there this week assessing the damage to see if they can issue an emergency declaration after the city saw major flooding last week. Exactly a week ago, intense rain caused major flooding and damage to more than a thousand structures in

4.2 earthquake strikes northwest New Mexico

CAPULIN, N.M. — Multiple earthquakes, including a 4.2 earthquake, rocked parts of New Mexico Monday morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first earthquake struck around 7:44 a.m. in the area of Capulin. The largest earthquake happened in the Los Alamos area around 9:30 a.m.

Showers expected to move into parts of New Mexico Monday afternoon

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – This morning is dry and quiet across the state. The weather will stay dry and mostly sunny until the early-mid afternoon. Showers and storms will pop up in the northern and western mountains, moving south/southwest throughout the afternoon and evening. Far eastern New Mexico will stay dry

Floodwaters in Belen enters homes causing damage, frustrations

BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – While waters have receded in most areas around Belen, the clean-up of everything left behind will continue. Desiree Benavidez has lived in her home on 6th Street for over ten years now. This isn’t her first time dealing with floodwaters, but it is the first time it’s entered her

What New Mexico can expect this monsoon season

KRQE’s Summer Weather Special NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – KRQE’s 2021 Summer Weather Special will take an in-depth look at what the monsoon flow looks like for New Mexico. It will cover what New Mexicans can expect. KRQE’s meteorologists also examined if there’s a correlation between a wet winter and a good

1 dead after car swept off flooded road in Carlsbad

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At least one person is dead after their car was swept off a closed, flooded road in Carlsbad Tuesday night. State police said someone drove their vehicle into floodwaters and the vehicle flipped over.