Regional
1:42 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Flood Weary New Mexico Keeps An Eye On Rivers, Dams

New Mexicans remain on high alert to possible flash flooding as rain is expected to continue during the next few days.

Gov. Susana Martinez is traveling to three communities to inspect damage from flooding since last week, when heavy rains inundated what had been a drought-parched state.

Among her stops is Santa Rosa in eastern New Mexico, where officials are seeking a disaster declaration because flooding washed out roads and buckled pavement.

Officials continue to warn of possible flooding because even moderate rainfall can push swollen rivers out of their banks, and normally dry washes can quickly fill with fast-moving water.

Rain was expected Tuesday mostly in the north-central mountains and eastern New Mexico.

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