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Flash Flood Watch for Communities Impacted by Wildland Fires

The NWS of Albuquerque has issued a Flood Briefing due to scattered storms forecasted for the afternoon and into the early evening, 12pm through 8pm Wednesday, June 8th, with the greatest concerns during the mid- to late afternoon hours for the eastern slopes of the central mountains. Find details here



NMED and NMDOH will be offering up to 100 free water tests for private wells serving homes not connected to a public water utility in Mora and surrounding communities. TESTS INCLUDE: pH, Electrical Conductivity, Nitrate, Iron, Sulfate, Fluoride and Arsenic.

Those affected by the fire will have the opportunity to get their water tested for bacteria.

  • WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 8:30AM - 12:00PM
  • WHERE: Mora County Complex 1 Courthouse Dr. Mora, NM 87732

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Health Risks on Hot Days - Learn the Signs

Temperatures across New Mexico this week (5/15/2022) will be near record or record breaking with most areas experiencing temperatures above 80 degrees and some areas, such as Roswell, will climb over 100 degrees. It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness because conditions can get serious, even deadly very quickly if not recognized.

Learn more about heat-related illness and get epidemiological data:

Wildland Fires and Smoke - Happening Now

Air Quality Alerts are being issued for smoke from several wildfires across the state.

Find out where fires are currently burning in the state:

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