Alert: Areas Downstream of Recent Wildfires Will Flood!

Courtesy/NWS

SFNF News:

Fire Facts:

Thompson Ridge: 23,965 acres; 100 percent contained

Tres Lagunas: 10,219 acres; 100 percent contained

Jaroso: 11,141 acres; 0 percent contained

Post-fire Flooding:

The rainy season is here. Areas downstream of recent wildfires will flood. Be ready!

It is important that residents take steps to protect themselves and their property from flooding and mudflows. Residents living near or around a recently burned area need to:

  • Monitor local weather reports and public safety bulletins, local road closures, emergency notifications, weather alerts, follow local county and city advisories, and act accordingly.
  • Prepare for rainstorms by being prepared to evacuate if emergency authorities determine that flooding and mudflows are expected.
  • Know and be alert to environmental signs of dangerous weather conditions and be prepared to take action that can save lives.
  • Understand that all canyons within the central New Mexico area and those associated within the burned areas can produce flash flooding.
  • At first sign of a storm, even if it’s not right over you, the storm may be up-stream from your location, or if you find yourself in a flood, seek higher ground.
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