Officials could declare state of emergency for Algodones

Algodones flooding

ALGODONES, N.M. (KRQE) – Sandoval County is talking about declaring a state of emergency in Algodones because of all the recent flooding. It started on July 23rd after more than an inch of rain fell in less than an hour.

The enormous flow of water obliterated a canal and flooded homes and yards. Then six days later another big storm created a similar situation.

While most of the area is dry now fixing the damage and preventing it from happening again will be expensive.

The commission has scheduled an emergency meeting Monday to declare a state of emergency so they can apply for federal funds. 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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