AFD prepares for monsoon season

Albuquerque Fire Department swift water training

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque firefighters are preparing for monsoon season.

It’s part of their annual swift water rescue training.

The monsoons cause arroyos to fill quickly and often times without warning.

Firefighters say it doesn’t even have to be raining in the city to make arroyos dangerous.

Rain water from the Sandias can quickly flood the channel system.

They say it only takes a couple feet of water to be washed away.

AFD says while they’ve had successful rescues in the past. They’re asking for people stay out of the arroyos so you don’t put your life in danger or theirs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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