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Hermits Peak Fire

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Santa Fe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM 87508

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Hermits Peak Fire Information
Email: 2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov
Phone: 505-356-2636
Hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Flood Watch - 08/15/2022

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 8/15/2022

Las Vegas/ Mora –The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued Flood Watch for The Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon burn scar for Mora County and San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico....

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING... 

· WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

· WHERE...A portion of north central New Mexico, including the following areas, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains,  and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. 

· WHEN...From Noon MDT today through this evening. 

·  IMPACTS...Excessive  runoff  may  result  in  flooding  of  rivers,  creeks,  streams,  and  other  low-lying and flood-prone locations, particularly within and downstream of the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon wildfire burn scar. Low-water crossings may be flooded. Storm drains and ditches may become clogged with debris.

· ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Rounds of slow-moving showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening over the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon wildfire burn scar. Given the vulnerability of this area, rainfall today could cause flash flooding impacts within and downstream of the burn scar.  - http://www.weather.gov/abq/EmergencyPrepFlood

Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding of  low-lying  areas,  urbanized  street  flooding,  and  debris  flows  in  and  near  recent  wildfire  burn  scars.  Significant runoff may cause flooding of creeks and rivers.

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