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The Doña Ana County Emergency Operations Center is on standby alert, and can be activated on short notice in the event of flooding associated with storms that are expected to move through the area today and for the rest of the week.
Flood plain experts have assured the Doña Ana County Emergency Operations Center that Doña Ana County residents would be unaffected in the event an earthen dam in Juarez were to rupture or fail. Topographical scenarios show the released water would likely move into El Paso County, with minimal effect to the City of Sunland Park or the colonia of Anapra. The computer models show most water flow would travel southeast of populated areas in Doña Ana County.
Overnight rainfall and runoff has created some bodies of standing water in and around the southern Doña Ana County community of Chaparral, possibly leaving some residents stranded. No reports of serious residential or commercial flooding have been received.
The Doña Ana County Emergency Operations Center has been activated to respond to flooding in many communities south of Las Cruces. The areas hardest hit appear to be Chaparral, Anthony, La Union, Santa Teresa and the City of Sunland Park.