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Warnings Issued For Flooding and Mudflows

on June 30, 2013 - 10:50am

Flooding Downstream of Burned Areas Precautions:

NOTE: 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” or smart phone “weather apps” that monitors “all hazards” alerts issued by the NOAA-National Weather Service:http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/.

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.

Seek higher ground at first sign of a storm or flood, even if it’s not right over you, the storm may be up-stream from your location.

Thompson Ridge: 23,965 acres; 95 percent contained

Tres Lagunas: 10,219; 90 percent contained

Jaroso: 11,122; 0 percent contained

New Fire: Aragon Fire, Coyote Ranger District, 18 miles northeast of Gallina, west of upper Chama River, 25 acres: Type 1 crew, 2 engines, chase vehicle, helicopter available if needed.


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