AFD prepares for monsoon season


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.

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