Gov. Martinez activates Emergency Operations Center ahead of Tropical Storm Newton

Roswell flooding

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In preparation for possible severe storms hitting the state, Governor Susana Martinez has activated the New Mexico Emergency Operations Center.

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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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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