Strong storm causes flooding in San Juan County

Roswell flooding

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) – A strong thunderstorm hit San Juan County Wednesday night, downing trees, causing power outages and flooding roadways.

The San Juan County Office of Emergency Management says the storm packed strong winds and heavy rains.

It says first responders carried out more than 100 calls during a two-hours period for such problems as flooding, people trapped, and down trees and power lines.

The Daily Times of Farmington reports that rainfall was especially heavy on Crouch Mesa, where County Road 390 was covered by water and mud.

The office says several homes were reportedly pushed off their foundations, while power was knocked out power to most of the community of Flora Vista.

The storm left crews scrambling to clear county roads blocked by downed trees.

The emergency office says Aztec schools will be canceled Thursday due to flooding.

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