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Post Fire Flood Update Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon (HPCC) burned area

Weather Outlook

Much cooler and damp conditions expected over the burned area Monday. Cooler temperatures will limit chances for high rainfall rates over the burned area. Heavier rainfall looks to remain west of the burned area this afternoon and early evening. Warmer temperatures return luesday resulting in storms with higher rainfall rates. Storms will move to the south with high pressure centered west of the state over the Great Basin. Storm coverage peaks on Wednesday due to some enhancement from an upper level disturbance moving south over the Great Plains. Storm motion switches more to the southwest as the center of the high pressure begins shifting east towards the Four Corners.

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FEMA: Mobile text alert messages

San Miguel County: Text SMCNOTIFY to 67283. This notification system will provide information such as evacuations, or other important updates.

City of Las Vegas, N.M.: Sign up for community connect profile through the city fire department.

How to report flooding

1. Identify location of flooding.

  1. Is it on private or state land?
  2. Is it on Forest Service land?
  3. What county are you in?

2. Call appropriate agency

  1. If flooding is on state, private, or Forest Service land call the appropriate county emergency manager
  2. San Miguel County: Dennis Esquibel (505)425-6190 ext. 6131
  3. Mora County: Eugene Pino (505) 429-1921

3. Agency response

a. Agencies will respond to flooding with appropriate response in a timely manner.

Sandbag Distribution

Pick up sandbags at all county fire stations.

Sandbag Production

Volunteer for the sandbag mission and help your community. San Miguel County Public Works Yard is designated for the production of sandbags ONLY. Learn how to properly fill and stack sand bags here.


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