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New Mexico braces for more post-fire flooding

July 14, 2013 • State News

PECOS, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters are calling for more thunderstorms to settle in over the burned mountainsides of New Mexico, prompting some communities to brace for flash flooding.

The chance of storms dumping more moisture on the areas left bare by a series of recent wildfires is better than 60 percent. This risk is highest on Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

The threat is spread across hundreds of square miles that have been blackened by fire over the past three years. New Mexico had record wildfire seasons in 2011 and Login to read more

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