Threat of flash flooding declines in some NM areas

Posted at: 09/17/2013 9:02 AM
Updated at: 09/17/2013 9:15 AM
By: The Associated Press



ALBUQUERQUE (AP) -- Forecasters say flash flooding is less likely in much of northern and central New Mexico but that continued rain still keeps that threat alive in some areas, particularly on the eastern plains south of Interstate 40.
 
The National Weather Service says scattered showers and some heavy rainfall are expected to continue through Tuesday and later into the week.
 
Meanwhile, the American Red Cross says it has opened a new shelter in Crownpoint in northwestern New Mexico.
 
That shelter at Crownpoint High School is being used by Navajo Technical University students. They'd been in a temporary shelter because of storm damage to the university campus last week.
 
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