State, County and City respond to flooding
Deming) — Much of New Mexico remains under a flash flood watch thanks to remnants from Tropical Storm Odile.
The storm system's center approached New Mexico on Thursday bringing threats of flooding and possible mudslides in areas previously level by wildfires.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation says Highway 152 in the southwestern part of the state was closed indefinitely Wednesday after severe weather damaged portions of the road.
In Luna County, authorities say deputies saved a 78-year-old motorist after his vehicle was swept away by a strong current of flood waters.
Locally, County and City officials are offering sand bags to local residents who are needing them. Luna County officials said Sand bags are available at the Luna County Road Department 2500 J Street in the Industrial Park area. Deming City officials said sand bags are available behind the Deming Fire Department on South Gold in the alleyway.
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