Flash Flooding Eddy Co NM- 9-19-2014.



9-18/19-2014.
Courtesy Of Wendell L. Malone
Carlsbad, New Mexico Flash Flooding.




9-18/19-2014.
Courtesy Of Diane J. Malone
Carlsbad, New Mexico Flash Flooding.

9-19-2014.
Flash Flooding On Four Mile Arroyo.
Video Courtesy Of Owen Lyles Of Lakewood, NM.
Water Depth Over The Road Here Was 20 Feet Deep!

9-19-2014.
Courtesy Of Richard Aves Of Carlsbad, NM.
Delaware River - US Hwy 285 South Of Malaga, NM.




NWS 4-KM 7-Day Precipitation Totals.


NWS 4-KM 14-Day Precipitation Totals.

Blog Update @ 10:40 AM MDT 9-20-2014.


• Eddy County remains under a flash flood watch with a 50% chance of rain. Whites City Road and Lakewood road remain closed with no access allowed due to current conditions. For your safety, DO NOT cross barricaded roads. Overnight, Carlsbad Fire and EMS responded to a scene where three people were stranded after driving around a barricade. Stay away from flooded areas. 

• The National Guard continues to provide assistance in getting supplies to, and extracting, the 48 person work crew that sheltered in place overnight south of Whites City Road. Air resources will be performing air reconnaissance of Southeastern Eddy County looking for any other stranded people and reporting any environmental concerns.

• The crew of 54 reported last night as stranded at a different location were able to self-rescue overnight. 

• The SKP Ranch/Lakewood area remains flooded. Residents needing Red Cross assistance can contact the Red Cross at 1-800-560-2302. 

• The area in Loco Hills where the sink hole appeared remains evacuated and secured.
• CID believes that the dam at Lake Avalon will continue to have water flowing over the spillway throughout today at reduced levels from those observed last night. Residents living downstream from Lake Avalon should take necessary precautions to protect their property due to the increased flow in the Pecos River.

• Eddy County EOC would ask all business interests located in the SE part of Eddy County to suspend operations as soon as possible until waters in the area have receded and it is once again safe to cross low water areas.


Heavy localized rain may continue throughout the night, use all precautions. Stay away from flooded areas. 

The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Texas Rangers and New Mexico State Police located a male individual south of Carlsbad near the Delaware River. The male individual, later identified as Randy Boland of Odessa Texas was deceased upon law enforcement arrival. The cause of Mr. Boland’s death is being investigated by the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office.
There are several vehicles stranded throughout SE Eddy County. Crewa are working to locate and assist as possible. 

The National Guard and Eddy VFD ‘s have evacuated 40 workers from a frac job location. Additional crews of 48 and 54 respectively have been identified as stranded on a different location. This second crew is in an area that is currently inaccessible. Efforts are underway to airlift supplies to them. 

The SKP Ranch/Lakewood area remains flooded. Residents needing Red Cross assistance can contact the Red Cross at 1-800-560-2302. 

The area in Loco Hills where the sink hole appeared has been evacuated and secured.
CID believes that the dam at Lake Avalon will have water flowing over the spillway between 2000hrs and 2200hrs with flow reaching Carlsbad sometime after 2200hrs. Avalon is currently receiving 300cfs of flow. The water flow in Rocky Arroyo is receding at this time. Residents living downstream from Lake Avalon should take necessary precautions to protect their property due to the increased flow in the Pecos River.

Eddy County EOC would ask all business interests located in the SE part of Eddy County to suspend operations as soon as possible until waters in the area have receded and it is once again safe to cross low water areas.

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