Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Lightning
County/Area SANDOVAL
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-07-04 18:15:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 0SW RIO RANCHO
Begin Lat/Lon 35.2675/-106.664
End Date 2009-07-04 18:30:00.0 MST-7
End Location 0SW RIO RANCHO
End Lat/Lon 35.2675/-106.664
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 6/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Monsoonal moisture was responsible for a thunderstorm with heavy rain west of Santa Fe, which resulted in water flowing out of an arroyo at a height of two feet. Lightning from a thunderstorm in Rio Rancho struck and killed a 26 year old man. Six other members of his family sustained injuries.
Event Narrative Jarrod Truesdale, a 26 year old man, was killed by a lightning strike in the parking lot of Rio Rancho High School before a fireworks show. His wife, 26, was also struck and sustained serious injuries. Their 4 kids, ranging from 18 months to 7 years in age, as well as the wife's 21 year old sister also sustained injuries. The family was headed for their vehicle to seek shelter from the storm.

Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 26 Male Outside/Open Areas


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 6 2.00K 0.00K
AGUA FRIA SANTA FE CO. NM 07/04/2009 14:05 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
RIO RANCHO SANDOVAL CO. NM 07/04/2009 18:15 MST-7 Lightning 1 6 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 6 2.00K 0.00K