Floods hit Albuquerque, towns; More storms eyed

July 30, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Flood waters have struck parts of Albuquerque and other New Mexico cities as the state prepares for more severe weather.

Heavy ra[auth] in and thunderstorms sparked damaging floods Tuesday in Albuquerque’s South Valley and pockets of eastern New Mexico.

The National Weather Service says New Mexico should see a break Wednesday in severe weather following a string of days of heavy rainfall.

But forecasters say more storms should hit the state again Thursday and over the weekend.

Officials say the rain has made this one of the wettest Julys on record for New Mexico. For example, Albuquerque International Sunport has already reported 3.3 inches for the month, making it the airport’s 5th wettest July on record.

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