FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2022
Flash Flood Warning
Mora – The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued Flash Flood Warning for The Hermits Peak- Calf Canyon burn scar in Southwestern Mora County in northeastern New Mexico and Northwestern San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico.
Flash Flood Warning for The Hermits Peak burn scar in Mora County and San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico until 6:30 PM MDT.
Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the northern two thirds of the Hermits Peak Burn Scar. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will impact Manuelitas Creek, Sapello River, Rio San Jose, Santiago Creek, Rito Cebolla, Rio La Casa, Vigil Creek, Coyote Creek, Mora River, and La Canada del Carro. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.
HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the northern two thirds of the Hermits Peak Burn Scar.
IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Hermits Peak Burn Scar.
Locations that may experience flash flooding include Mora, Ledoux, Morphy Lake State Park, Cleveland, Tierra Monte, La Cueva, Holman, Gascon, Sapello, Chacon, South Carmen, Monte Aplanado, Luceros, Rainsville, Rociada, Manuelitas, Golondrinas, El Turquillo, and Guadalupita. This includes the following highways... State Road 94 between Mile Markers 1 and 18. State Road 266 between Mile Markers 0 and 6. State Road 276 between Mile Markers 0 and 5. State Road 518 between Mile Markers 9 and 47. State Road 434 between Mile Markers 0 and 14. State Road 283 near Mile Marker 13. State Road 105 between Mile Markers 0 and 9. State Road 121 between Mile Markers 0 and 8.
FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE THREAT...CONSIDERABLE
Please stay up to date by listening to local radio and television for further information. Local officials may call for evacuations in specific areas with the greatest risk.
Travis Martinez, PIO Travis.Martinez@state.nm.us 505-617-5000