ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In preparation for possible severe storms hitting the state, Governor Susana Martinez has activated the New Mexico Emergency Operations Center.
The center will assist in flooding response efforts across the state. Crews are preparing for possible flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Newton.
Rain from Newton is expected Wednesday in southwestern portion of the state with the heaviest rains forecast for Catron and Sierra Counties Wednesday evening.
Officials are monitoring forecasts and the Red Cross has also been contacted for additional support.
During heavy rain situations, be aware of streams, drainage channels, canyons, and other areas known to flood. Also, do not attempt to cross flooded areas.