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The Doña Ana County Flood Commission reports that runoff into arroyos near Hatch appears to be abating, and water levels are dropping in the arroyos and in the area’s flood-control dams. The situation could change quickly if heavy rains return to the area.
The New Mexico State Police are ordering all residents in low-lying areas from Rincon north to Hatch to evacuate immediately due to the threat of serious flooding. Residents in higher areas in those communities are under a voluntary evacuation recommendation.
The command post for emergency response in Hatch is being relocated as a result of flooding occurring at the Hatch Police Department. The Las Cruces Fire Department Mobile Command Center is on its way to Hatch from Las Cruces for base command operations. Local officials in Hatch will continue command operations from the mobile unit within the hour.
The command post for emergency response in the Hatch area has been temporarily moved to the Las Cruces Fire Department headquarters as a result of flooding occurring at the Hatch Police Department. A mobile command post will be established in Hatch as soon as possible.
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.