Carlsbad residents clean up after severe storm

CARLSBAD N.M. (KRQE) – Clean began Tuesday in Carlsbad after a storm swept through the city Monday night. The storm caused a lot of damage, knocking down big trees, bending signs and peeling off roofs.

Adan Pena said he got the call late Monday night that his neighbor’s tree had fallen over into his yard, hitting his roof on the way down.

“My sister called, that a tree had fallen on top of my house, I said good grief I don’t have a house that’s got that big of a tree, and she said well it wasn’t our tree, it was the neighbors tree and I said good grief,” said Pena.

Chelsea Beal lives just down the road from Pena. Her roof completely collapsed in her 3-year-old daughter’s room. No one was in the room when the roof collapsed.

Beal, who is pregnant and due next week, says while she is glad everyone is okay, the damage is a lot to deal with.

“We’re just trying to clean up,” said Beal. “We’re trying to figure out what we’re gonna do, how we’re gonna get our kids situated, where we’re gonna stay and hopefully get all of this taken care of.”

Pictures and videos came flooding in over social media of uprooted trees, huge metal signs tipped over and cars pounded by hail.

KRQE News 13 called Eddy County’s Emergency Management team to see if there is an estimate on the damage and to see if there were any injuries. We did not hear back from them.

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