CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – The streets of Clovis were covered in water Monday night.
Amanda Keenum’s home on Cannon Air Force Base was completely flooded.
“You see this all of my stuff is going to be ruined it’s starting to go into the hallway and into our bedrooms,” said Keenum referring to her flooded home. “By the time everything was said and done the water was probably about up to our ankles before we got evacuated.”
Keenum, her husband, their cat and their three small dogs all had to stay in a hotel last night.
Keenum wasn’t alone. Many other families in Cannon were hit hard by the storm.
Keenum says that all of her furniture is pretty much ruined. “I don’t know if we’re going to be able to save anything honestly but we’re going to go back today and see if there’s anything we can do.”
The area is expected to get hit with more rain Tuesday night, but the roads may not be able to take much more. The water was so deep people were canoeing in it.
City officials are trying to prepare the best they can.
“Our public works department is very proactive so they manage to get out and try to get ahead of everything. We put up barricades as the the roads are identified as being unpassable,” said Dan Heerding, Clovis Emergency Management Director.
The city urges drivers to drive slowly or to avoid driving if at all possible. The city also wants to remind people it’s not a good idea to kayak or play in flooded streets. That water can pick up oil and other unhealthy substances.