Flash flooding near Ruidoso leaves people trapped in vehicles

NWS: People trapped in vehicles due to flash flooding near Ruidoso

Look at that fire scar flooding the Rio Ruidoso area. The National Weather Service reports that the Rio Ruidoso water level has risen from 1.7 feet to more than 5.5 feet. RIO RUIDOSO Emergency Management has issued an evacuation notice for the upper canyon area due to mud and life-threatening flood waters. As you saw there, if you’re in this area, you need to get to higher ground. If you are near a river, you will also be asked to evacuate immediately and find higher ground. An evacuation shelter has been set up at the White Mountain Relief Centre. Six, eight, seven are at the White Mountain Sports Complex on Hall Road, and we’re also learning about water rescues happening this evening in Ruidoso. This video was taken from INNSBRUCK COUNTY CLUB AND RESORT HERE. Look. Crews are working to clear the Cedar Creek floodway there. The rest is the road bridge. It is not possible to go to that creek at this time. There were also people trapped in vehicles on Paradise Canyon Road near Rio Ruidoso, and this video was sent here from the Upper Canyon Area of ​​Ruidoso, Ouedericio. Two more houses are being hit by the powerful and fast-moving floodwaters there. The village that is now talking to us about what residents and tourists need to know about this flood Today we have a lot of visitors in the city that you don’t know know very well how this process works. So, um, you know, be aware of your surroundings. All of our firefighters, police, um, FEMA swiftwater rescue teams are out. So, you know, stay out of their way. Do what they tell you. If they say don’t go on the road, don’t go on the road, as we say, it rained hard today in the village of Ruidoso. Parts of the village were evacuated due to flash flooding from the fresh burn scar. there. Reporter Alyssa Munoz joins us live from Rio Ruidoso Downs, where some of that flooding hit tonight. Alisa. Yes, Sasha. We are now here in the Ruidoso Downs Rattrack, one of the many flooded areas today. But check out some of the videos we received from viewers. You can see the water rush to the right along the Rio Ruidoso Raceway. Now, Downs has canceled some of its later races while crews clear debris and make room for water. Areas such as Cedar Creek, the upper valley around Otto, and Eagle Creek had the heaviest rainfall. Evacuations were set up there to get people to higher ground, but the good news is that most of the flooded areas are now fairly dry. Live Outside Ruidoso Downs. I’m Melissa Munoz, Code Action Seven News. Good news indeed Alyssa. Thanks. The village also reports several road closures now. These include Gavilan Canyon from Sutton to Mender, Paradise Canyon from Country Club to Phillips Circle, and Hall Road from Royal to Paradise Canyon. Officials say it’s critical to avoid the upper valley because of the dangerous conditions there. Well, the floodgates reopened today in Ruidoso, and the fire is 73% contained as the public and crews are making some major improvements to access every area affected by the fire. The Salt Fire is now 71% contained. Together, they have burned more than 25,000 acres. The FBI is still investigating the cause of both fires tonight. They are now offering $10,000 for anything that leads to the arrest of those responsible. If you have a tip, you can email them at TIPS.FBI.GOV or call the number on your screen at 800. CALL THE FBI RUIDOSO RESIDENTS WHO ARE NOT RETURNED. This is through a map containing footage taken by search and rescue teams. Addresses can be viewed with details and house status images

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NWS: People trapped in vehicles due to flash flooding near Ruidoso

Evacuations are underway after flash flooding hit Ruidoso. The National Weather Service reported several people were trapped in vehicles on Paradise Canyon Road near Cedar Creek. The flood water has receded. Be sure to download the KOAT app to get personalized weather alerts. Live, interactive radar Check live weather conditions Severe weather warnings for your area Download the KOAT app on iPhone Download the KOAT app on Android

Evacuations are underway after flash flooding hit Ruidoso.

The National Weather Service reported several people were trapped in vehicles on Paradise Canyon Road near Cedar Creek.

The flood water has receded.

Be sure to download the KOAT app to get personalized weather alerts.

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