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Storm Conditions Update For Los Alamos County-5 p.m.

on September 13, 2013 - 5:16pm


The National Weather Service has extended the FLASH FLOOD WATCH through Saturday evening, Sept. 14.  

Remember the following tips in flood risk areas:

•  Just because it isn’t raining where you are doesn’t mean you aren’t in danger. If you are below the storm in any way, floodwater and debris could be upon you within minutes.

•  Keep pets and children out of canyons and arroyos during and after a storm – warn children of the dangers of playing in or near canyon streams and arroyos when it storms.

•  Never walk or drive through floodwaters of any depth – you don't know if

Governor Declares State of Disaster Due to Flooding

on September 13, 2013 - 4:42pm


SANTA FE - Today, Gov. Susana Martinez signed an executive order declaring an emergency due to the floods caused by heavy rains in the past days.

The declaration covers the entire state of New Mexico and makes funding available to the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to assist local communities in recovery efforts.

“Through this Executive Order, I have directed state government resources to ensure the safety and well being of everyone affected by these heavy storms,” Martinez said.

Van Slides Off N.M. 4 During Morning Storm

on September 13, 2013 - 3:44pm

No injuries were reported after a blue van slid off N.M. 4 near the White Rock Y during this morning's torrential rainstorm. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Heavy Rain Pummels Totavi

on September 13, 2013 - 3:36pm

Rain inundates Totavi this morning. Photo by Leland Lehman/

A telephone pole begins to lean precariously in the Totavi area this morning. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Rain floods area near Totavi this morning. Photo by Leland Lehman/


Rainwater Floods Area of Rendija Canyon

on September 13, 2013 - 3:21pm

Flooding today in Rendija Canyon. Photo by Adam Shipman

Photo by Adam Shipman

Weather Data From The Goddard TRMM

on September 13, 2013 - 3:20pm

Image of Los Alamos and the surrounding areas at noon today from the Goddard TRMM (The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission.) TRMM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall. Courtesy/ TRMM