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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
Begin Date 08/16/2010 03:45:00 MST-7
Begin Range 6
Begin Azimuth WNW
Begin Location FLOYD
Begin Lat/Lon 34.24/-103.69
End Date 08/16/2010 05:00:00 MST-7
End Range 6
End Azimuth S
End Location ELIDA
End Lat/Lon 33.86/-103.65
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00K
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 Multiple roads were flooded across northern Roosevelt County, particularly around Floyd and Portales. One citizen attempted to drive through a low water crossing filled with three to four feet of water along Highway 267 near Floyd. The car stalled, but was recovered. 18th Street in Portales was a particularly hard hit area. Streets along 18th were impassible between Avenue D and Globe. The intersection of Avenue I and 18th Street was impassible as well. The cooperative observer in Portales measured 1.75 inches of rain.

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