FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2022
MORA – The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar in Northwestern Mora County in northeastern New Mexico until 545 PM MDT.
At 248 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar. Between 0.1 and 0.2 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.25 to 0.5 inches are possible in the warned area. 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 Luna Burn Scar.
IMPACT... Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar.
Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Mora, Holman, Cleveland, Chacon, El Turquillo, Luceros, Guadalupita and Rainsville.
This includes the following highways: State Road 283 near Mile Marker 13. State Road 518 between Mile Markers 27 and 47. State Road 434 between Mile Markers 0 and 14. State Road 121 between Mile Markers 0 and 8.
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.
James T. Murray, PIO | firstname.lastname@example.org |