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Tropical Center

Flash Flood Warning


Event Extended (Time) Expired

Start Time

Wed 07/10/2024 04:44 PM EDT

End Time

Wed 07/10/2024 07:45 PM EDT





Flash floodobserved
Flash flood damage threatcatastrophic

Locations Affected

Ruidoso, NM ∙ Alto, NM ∙ Glencoe, NM ∙ Ruidoso Downs, NM ∙ Hollywood, NM

Full Alert Message

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Albuquerque NM 244 PM MDT Wed Jul 10 2024 ...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR SOUTH FORK BURN SCAR, PARTICULARLY ALONG US HIGHWAY 70 NEAR RUIDOSO DOWNS... The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has extended the * Flash Flood Warning for... The South Fork burn scar in... South Central Lincoln County in central New Mexico... * Until 545 PM MDT. * At 244 PM MDT, local law enforcement reported significant flash flooding over the South Fork Burn Scar. Between 0.75 and 1.25 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.25 to 1 inch are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is already occurring. Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will impact the Eagle Creek, Cedar Creek, and Rio Ruidoso drainages. Impacts will include but are not limited to all nearby reservoirs, bridges, culverts and roadways such as Highways 48 and 70, Main Road, Paradise Canyon Road and Gavilan Canyon Road. Impacts to areas along the Rio Ruidoso, including RV parks and mobile homes, may extend at least to Picacho, New Mexico. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials. FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for South Fork burn scar, particularly along US Highway 70 near Ruidoso Downs. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW! HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the South Fork Burn Scar. SOURCE...Law enforcement reported. IMPACT...This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW! IMMEDIATE EVACUATION for areas in and around the South Fork Burn Scar. * Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, Alto, Glencoe and Hollywood. Water rescues are ongoing in the area. US Highway 70 near Ruidoso has been washed out near the intersection with Sudderth Drive. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Move to higher ground now! This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order. This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks, streams and ditches in the South Fork Burn Scar. Severe debris flows can also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may be washed away in places. If you encounter flood waters, climb to safety. && LAT...LON 3338 10562 3339 10564 3334 10564 3333 10563 3336 10556 3338 10553 3343 10543 3341 10543 3333 10555 3331 10559 3331 10573 3339 10573 3339 10578 3341 10578 3342 10571 3342 10566 3344 10563 3340 10561 FLASH FLOOD...OBSERVED FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE THREAT...CATASTROPHIC