Algodones prepares for more flooding

ALGODONES (KRQE) – A New Mexico county continues to get hammered with rain and flooding.

On Monday morning, Sandoval county officials unanimously approved an emergency declaration for Algodones.

The small community has flooded twice in the last two weeks.

It started July 23 when more than an inch of rain fell in less than an hour washing away a canal, leaving homes and yards flooded.

Six days later, another storm hit causing even more damage with at least 10 homes flooded.

Sandoval County fire crews have been helping residents as much as they can utilizing pumps to help clear the water.

However, all the equipment and manpower is spreading them thin.

Officials say Monday’s emergency declaration will allow the county to apply for federal disaster funding.

And with more rain expected in the area, fire crews say they are ready.

 

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