Parts of NM Brace for More Rain, Clean Up Begins 9/15/13
September 15, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Another round of rainfall is moving across New Mexico on Sunday, renewing the threat of heavy runoff from already saturated soils and flooding in low areas.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through the evening for much of central and northern New Mexico.
The warning comes as the state begins to clean up after a week of record rainfall. Some areas received close to 10 inches of rain since the deluge started Tuesday. Flood waters broke through dams, inundated neighborhoods and killed at least one person.
Parts of Albuquerque received more than four inches of rain. The weather service says this marks the wettest September on record for the city.
Officials in San Miguel County are expecting the Gallinas River to swell again Sunday afternoon.