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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area SANTA FE
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 07/03/2010 18:00:00 MST-7
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth NNE
Begin Location AGUA FRIA
Begin Lat/Lon 35.66/-106.01
End Date 07/03/2010 20:00:00 MST-7
End Range 1
End Azimuth NE
End Location AGUA FRIA
End Lat/Lon 35.66/-106.01
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A deep layer of moisture over northeast New Mexico helped to fuel thunderstorms with heavy rain over Union and Santa Fe counties. This resulted in the flooding of State Highway 370 from Clayton to Clayton Lake State Park, as well as caused the Santa Fe River to swell.
Event Narrative A couple driving home from dinner was caught in the swollen Santa Fe River at San Ysidro Crossing. The couple attempted to drive through the flooded roadway, when the river surged and a tree came down changing the flow of the river. Santa Fe fire department successfully rescued the couple who only sustained minor injuries. At the time of the rescue, the water was up to the car windows. After the rescue, the car floated and flipped over San Ysidro Falls, where later it was found to be totaled.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 9.00K 0.00K
AGUA FRIA SANTA FE CO. NM 07/03/2010 18:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON UNION CO. NM 07/03/2010 20:30 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 9.00K 0.00K