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Flooding Throughout New Mexico

Society & Culture  (tags: New Mexico, weather, rain, flooding, safety, humans, animals, society, environment )

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The latest updates throughout New Mexico as rain causes problems throughout the state.

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Carrie B (306)
Friday September 13, 2013, 3:47 pm
At the end of the "article" there is a link for photos of different areas of the state where flooding is a problem.

Carrie B (306)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:32 pm
It has been raining pretty steadily for the past two days, but right now at 6:30 p.m. ~ I see a hint of sunshine peeking through the clouds. Doesn't matter though because it will be setting soon and it is supposed to rain all weekend. This is so bizarre for us. Think it might have something to do with global warming and climate change?

Suzanne L (99)
Friday September 13, 2013, 9:22 pm
Sorry you are being inundated Carrie. I hope you won't have your home flooded.

Veronica C (22)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:51 pm
I haven't even heard about flooding in New Mexico. Only Colorado has been talked about on my local news.

Gloria p (304)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:56 pm
Hi Carrie, I hope you and yours are safe from the floods. Love, Gloria

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:04 am
I hope all is well with you and the family, Carrie.

Kath P (9)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:21 am
The weather has gone crazy this year. Our furnace has gone on twice so far this month...not a good sign for what fall has in store.

Tanya W (65)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:27 am
Saw the flooding on our news tonight. May you and yrs Carrie be safe & dry.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:27 am
Yes Carrie, this is a well known effect of global warming. The sea is absorbing a lot of heat and evaporation is greatly increased. So, what goes up must come down. There will be severe droughts and floods alternating. A good way to adapt to that would be to have enormous sumps in which water could be stored for the droughts. However, I forget, you now have a right wing government (as do we too, for our sins) and infrastructure is one thing that is not going to happen.
Sending you good wishes for your safely and comfort during these floods.
Are the barrels of Plutonium safe?

Sandra Penna (135)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:35 am

Birgit W (160)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:49 am
I saw all about the flooding on TV yesterday. Flooding and droughts happen all over the planet, because we don't respect Mother Earth.

Kathleen R (192)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:01 am
I feel so bad for those people. When will they start to think, hmmm, maybe it's because of climate change? Duh! Noted

. (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:47 am
New Mexico's flooding has gotten nowhere near the coverage Colorado has been receiving. I had no idea how bad it is.

Vallee R (280)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:17 am
My daughter lives in the Pojouque (forget how to spell it) area and has to have a deck built by the end of this month - but says it has been rainign so hard they can't do the work.. Thanks Carrie - I obviously know about the flooding in Colorado - horrible - but didn't know about NM - we are safe though. And I know you are too -

Carrie B (306)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 10:01 am
So far we in Santa Fe are not experiencing the flooding others are. The rain we are getting is steady, but not a hard rain, so that is good. It is having time to soak into the ground.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:30 pm
Rain or in betweens - must be an act of God, because climate change doesn't exist...?

Chrissie H (23)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:18 pm
I knew about the bad flooding in Colorado but not in New Mexico. Wishing you and yours all the best Carrie and hope the flooding that others are experiencing will soon abate.

Barbara K (60)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:19 pm
Thanks, Carrie, I saw on the news this morning about the floods in New Mexico, I have a dear friend, MaryJo, who lives in Alamagordo. Do you know if the flooding is reaching there? I knew about the devastating ones in Colorado yesterday and today. My daughter lives in Colorado Springs, the worst of the flooding there seems to be in Boulder. Does anyone know more?

Barbara K (60)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:20 pm
Stay safe, Carrie.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:24 pm
Carrie I wish you and your family the best, and I am hoping that it doesn't get close to where you are in Santa Fe. Take Good Care and listen to the news.
Myself like others have only heard about the flooding in Colorado. Some of you may have heard of Alberta, Canada's 100 year storm, which a lot of us feel had to do with climate change. We had extremely hot weather for awhile and the snow on the mountains just caused all the rivers creeks and streams to overflow when the rains hit hard.. There was $7billion dollars of damage to infastructures, roads, bridges and homes. Many in High River will not be able to move back into their homes because of black mold, they have to be torn down, and also some in Calgary. Calgary's downtown suffered a lot of damage as there are two rivers that come close to each other, the bow river and the elbow river - which start from the mountains. A huge area of Southern Alberta was affected and it all started with the hot weather, then the violent rains came and stayed for quite a while. I will say that volunteerism in Calgary & area was phenominal (sp). We have had a lot of what they are calling flash storms that come in torrents, too fast for sewers, with strong winds and hail, and the strange part is that they don't last longer than 45 min to 1 hr. then gone. Thursday, Edmonton & area broke a 64 year old record with 30,3 degrees C or 86 F, which for September is unreal. Oops I am not supposed to writing a story here.......

Carrie B (306)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:54 pm
As far as I know Alamogordo hasn't had any severe flooding. Colorado Springs is having problems is some areas.

Anne P (174)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:31 am
I have lived in northern New Mexico for 14 years now, and have never experienced sustained heavy rains like we received the past week. Neither have my coworkers who were born and raised here. At 1:00 am this morning (Sunday), a severe thunderstorm dumped a truly torrential rain on the city of Santa Fe. It was scary - I have never heard it rain that hard, ever. Thank goodness our roof held. I was lying in my bed thinking of all the climate change deniers and how wrong they are. As one scientist said recently, it's 5 minutes to 12 Midnight and we have very little time left to act. Very frightening!

Carrie B (306)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:04 pm
It was truly awful Anne ~ I was wondering how long it would last ~ I listened to the thunder for over four hours and the rain was running down the gutters and spilling into the streets like a river!

Connie O (44)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:52 pm
o wow...I didn't know it was also bad in New Mexico.... stay safe.

Vallee R (280)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:47 pm
Both NM and CO - we have had more rain in the past 2 weeks I think than we have had in the last 3 years
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