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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area MCKINLEY
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 07/11/2008 14:15:00 MST-7
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location GAMERCO
Begin Lat/Lon 35.63/-108.76
End Date 07/11/2008 14:50:00 MST-7
End Range 4
End Azimuth NNW
End Location GAMERCO
End Lat/Lon 35.62/-108.79
Deaths Direct/Indirect 3/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 40.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A deep tap of subtropical moisture combined with a weak disturbance aloft to produce heavy rain over Gallup, resulting in flash flooding in the downtown area.
Event Narrative The heavy rain caused water up to three feet deep to flow through downtown Gallup, on either side of Interstate 40. A rock slide occurred near the intersection of West Jefferson Avenue and Highway 491, causing a large boulder to crush three transients who were seeking shelter from the rain. A section of Highway 491 was also flooded 9 miles north of Gallup. A number of homes were flooded in Gallup, including some as far south as Nizhona Boulevard. Sundance Road was also flooded east of Gallup, in a subdivision between Rehoboth and Church Rock.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 38 Female Outside/Open Areas
Death 44 Male Outside/Open Areas
Death 61 Male Outside/Open Areas


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 3 0 40.00K 0.00K
GAMERCO MCKINLEY CO. NM 07/11/2008 14:15 MST-7 Flash Flood 3 0 40.00K 0.00K
Totals: 3 0 40.00K 0.00K