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Weather Alert! Sever Rain and Flooding: Sep 11, 2013

September 27, 2013 • LOCAL ALERTS

Local Flood Warning and Road Closures

Weather Alert! Sever Rain and Flooding

 

UPDATE!!

The emergency shelter set up last night for those displaced by the Berrendo Creek flooding and area rainfall will remain open at the gym at Eastern New Mexico State University-Roswell today.
Officials expect to take in residents affected by flooding in Eddy County, according to Emergency Manager Karen Sanders. American Red Cross volunteers will staff the shelter.
Emergency responders evacuated homes on River Road this morning after the Pecos River’s banks were breached. The river is expected to continue to rise another foot in the next few hours. Homes in the area are already surrounded by two feet of water.
One resident was refusing to leave, as he did not want to leave his horses behind, according to East Plains Fire officials.

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Mark Wilson Photo An automobile rests off of N. Sycamore on Thursday after being swept away by the raging flood waters of Berrendo Creek during Wednesday's monsoon rains.

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An automobile rests off of N. Sycamore on Thursday after being swept away by the raging flood waters of Berrendo Creek during Wednesday’s monsoon rains.

 

Mark Wilson Photo Rebecca Gonzales, left, walks with her mother, Flor Prudencio, after being rescued <a class=Login to read more from the rising Pecos River along River Road, Thursday morning." src="http://rdrnews.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Flood-River-Road.jpg" width="486" height="346" />

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Rebecca Gonzales, left, walks with her mother, Flor Prudencio, after being rescued from the rising Pecos River along River Road, Thursday morning.

 

Mark Wilson Photo Emergency personnel work to extricate a truck that had been used to rescue trapped residents from the slowly rising Pecos River along River Road, Thursday morning.

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Emergency personnel work to extricate a truck that had been used to rescue trapped residents from the slowly rising Pecos River along River Road, Thursday morning.

 

Mark Wilson Photo The swollen and muddy Pecos River flows steadily southward, Thursday morning.

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The swollen and muddy Pecos River flows steadily southward, Thursday morning.

 

Mark Wilson Photo A bike path leads to a flooded Enchanted Lands Park that was swamped by the Spring River, Thursday.

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A bike path leads to a flooded Enchanted Lands Park that was swamped by the Spring River, Thursday.

 

Motorists cautioned to beware of closures.

Law enforcement and Chaves County Road Department crews will continue to block off several Roswell roads Wednesday night and Thursday until the region dries out from the flooding of Berrendo Creek and rainfall.

The county closed East Berrendo Road when the creek washed it out after 11 a.m. Country Club was closed behind Bright Sky. Brown Road between Pine Lodge and Berrendo was closed. Sycamore Avenue between Berrendo and Pine Lodge was closed and Montana between Berrendo and Country Club was also closed. Crooked Creek at Berrendo was closed off of Atkinson.

Red Bridge Road was closed after water crested over the bridge. The road was closed at 19th Street.

North Montana and Crooked Creek were closed.

Roswell Police Department also closed off several streets to traffic after rainfall caused flooding hazards for drivers,.

The National Weather Service will continue to look for flash flooding in Chaves County until 6 a.m. Thursday. The region on Hwy. 70 between Roswell and Ruidoso received 2-3 inches of rain Wednesday.

The Rio Hondo was above flood action stage at 5 p.m. and the Pecos River was experiencing minor flooding in some areas. Roswell and much of the county was expected to get up to an inch more rainfall overnight, said NWS Meteorologist Clay Anderson.

 

Above Courtesy of Ed and Kathy Cook Photography 

 

 

Above Courtesy of Melissa Urban

 

 

 

 

Below Photos by Mark Wilson, Roswell Daily Record

 

Mark Wilson Photo A resident of a house along E. Berrendo documents flooding of Berrendo Creek as it completely cover the road and creeps perilously close to her home, Wednesday afternoon.

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A resident of a house along E. Berrendo documents flooding of Berrendo Creek as it completely cover the road and creeps perilously close to her home, Wednesday afternoon.

 

Mark Wilson Photo A bench in Enchanted Lands Park becomes partially submerged during heavy rains, Wednesday.

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A bench in Enchanted Lands Park becomes partially submerged during heavy rains, Wednesday.

 

Mark Wilson Photo Observers from the Chaves County Sheriff's Department and the City of Roswell watch as Berrendo Creek begins to spill over the N. Red Bridge Road bridge, Wednesday.

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Observers from the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Roswell watch as Berrendo Creek begins to spill over the N. Red Bridge Road bridge, Wednesday.

 

Mark Wilson Photo Flood debris from Berrendo Creek begins to pile up against the N. Red Bridge Road bridge, Wednesday.

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Flood debris from Berrendo Creek begins to pile up against the N. Red Bridge Road bridge, Wednesday.

 

Mark Wilson Photo Fast moving flood waters from Berrendo Creek force the closure of Brown Road west of town, Wednesday morning.

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Fast moving flood waters from Berrendo Creek force the closure of Brown Road west of town, Wednesday morning.

 

Mark Wilson Photo The roiling flood waters of Salt Creek north of Roswell rapidly flow eastward, Wednesday morning.

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The roiling flood waters of Salt Creek north of Roswell rapidly flow eastward, Wednesday morning.

 

Mark Wilson Photo Flooding on the Salt Creek rapidly flows and rises under a bridge along US 285 north of Roswell, Wednesday morning.

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Flooding on the Salt Creek rapidly flows and rises under a bridge along US 285 north of Roswell, Wednesday morning.

 

Mark Wilson Photo Raging flood waters from Berrendo Creek submerge E. Berrendo Road, cutting it off from Crooked Creek Road, Wednesday.

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Raging flood waters from Berrendo Creek submerge E. Berrendo Road, cutting it off from Crooked Creek Road, Wednesday.

 

Mark Wilson Photo A car lies partially submerged from flood waters near the intersection of S. Main and Poe, Wednesday.

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A car lies partially submerged from flood waters near the intersection of S. Main and Poe, Wednesday.

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