The New Mexico Department of Health advises New Mexicans to be aware of the hazards of standing water.
Flood water and standing water pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries. Be aware flood water may contain sewage.
Flood waters may also contain sharp objects, such as glass or metal fragments, that can cause injury and lead to infection.
The heavy rain has left large amounts of standing water throughout the state, and with rain forecasted to continue this week, excess water is expected to be slow to evaporate.