Southern NM prepares for possible floods

NM flooding

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Authorities in southern New Mexico are preparing for possible flooding amid more storms scheduled to hit the state.

The Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department authorized Wednesday its 16 Volunteer Fire Districts to stock and distribute sandbags to residents.

Officials say distribution will be limited to 10 sandbags per residence or business due to limited availability. However, authorities say additional sandbags can be purchased at hardware stores.

The National Weather Service says there’s a 50 percent chance of moderate to heavy rains Thursday in isolated areas across Doña Ana County.

Parts of New Mexico have seen flooding this week due to severe weather. 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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