flood advisory 082418The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Central Grant County in south central New Mexico...

* Until 600 PM MDT.

* At 303 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause arroyo and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Especially along Twin Sisters Creek and the low water crossing near Racetrack Road in Santa Clara, NM.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Hanover...
Arenas Valley...
Fierro...
Pinos Altos...
Bear Canyon Lake...
Cobre...
Santa Clara...
Silver City...
North Hurley...
Bayard...
Fort Bayard...
Georgetown...
Mimbres...
and Upper Mimbres Valley.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.