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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area CHAVES
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 08/16/2010 03:00:00 MST-7
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth NW
Begin Location ACME
Begin Lat/Lon 33.63/-104.38
End Date 08/16/2010 04:45:00 MST-7
End Range 5
End Azimuth SSW
End Location ACME
End Lat/Lon 33.51/-104.36
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 75.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A large complex of showers and thunderstorms slowly moved eastward across the eastern plains of New Mexico during the early morning hours of the 16th. Rainfall amounts around 2 inches were common, with isolated areas receiving up to 5 inches. The flooding closed many roadways around Roswell and Portales.
Event Narrative Numerous road were closed or impassible in and near Roswell due to the heavy rains and flooding. This includes Poe Street west from Southeast Main as well as Brown Road from Country Club to Pine Lodge. Cars were also reported to have been floating down Highway 285 north of Roswell. Two feet of water ran over the highway between mile markers 136 and 138, leading the road to be closed. A couple of cars ended up in the ditch, with water up to their windshields. Also along Pine Lodge Road near mile marker 59, three to four feet of water ran over the road where it crossed Salt Creek. Cricket Creek as well as Spring and Hondo Rivers were running bank full. Unofficial rainfall reports include near 5 inches near Berrendo Road and North Main, 3.5 inches near the Roswell High School on West Church Street, and 3.0 inches at the 2600 block of South Sunset. Hundreds of homes were without power.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 77.00K 0.00K
ACME CHAVES CO. NM 08/16/2010 03:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
FLOYD ROOSEVELT CO. NM 08/16/2010 03:45 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 77.00K 0.00K