Be Prepared for Flooding Due to Wildfires

BAER News:

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Assessment Team has provided the following information.

Jaroso Fire Facts: 11,149 acres; 25 percent contained. Monsoonal showers have decreased fire activity. No significant growth is projected. 

The rainy season is here. Areas downstream of recent wildfires are flooding. Be ready!

 Click here to check today’s Burn Scar Matrix

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.
  • Use a Weather Radio — http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/?n=wxradio, or smart phone weather app — AccuWeather, Weather Channel or WeatherBug. All apps are free and available on both Android and iOS platforms. For New Mexico Severe Weather Preparedness Information visit: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/?n=prepsafety.
  • 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.

Fire Information Contacts:

Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures: www.firerestrictions.us/nm | http://www.fs.usda.gov/santafe/

Jaroso Fire Information: 505-438-5446| http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3416/

Jaroso Post-Fire Response (BAER): 707-853-4243 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3491/#

Tres Lagunas Fire Information:505-757-6121| http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3401/

Tres Lagunas Post-Fire Response (BAER):  505-670-6072 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3427/#

Thompson Ridge Fire Information:505-661-3333 | http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3404/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/NMFireInfo | @NMFireInfo. To receive your fire updates via SMS/text messages visit: http://support.twitter.com/articles/14589-getting-started-with-twitter-via-sms#. The Twitter short code is @NMFireInfo

 

 

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