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Storms bringing more rain to New Mexico

KOB.com Web Staff
September 29, 2017 05:38 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Stormy weather continues to bring rain in several areas around the state, including the metro.

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Albuquerque, in particular, has seen quite a bit of rain over the past few days. As of 2 a.m. Friday, the two-day total at the Albuquerque International Sunport was 1.76 inches, a number that brings this year's total rainfall to about a tenth of an inch from the average amount for this point in the year. 

Friday saw more activity in the afternoon with multiple showers and storms, even a few severe thunderstorms. One storm even sparked a tornado warning in Cibola County. More rain and storms will be possible, which could lead flash flooding.

Weather in south Belen

Erik Rehnberg

The storm and heavy rain are causing a major headache for some residents in Rio Rancho who woke up to a flooded street and rainwater filling their driveway.

Flooding is not out of the ordinary in the area near Southern and Rainbow boulevards, but residents say this is the worst they've experienced so far this year. The water almost made it all the way up to one home's garage.

Residents here say they prepare for this. They built a makeshift dam a few years back to try and keep flood waters from reaching their home. People on the other side of the road have even formed their own little rock wall to try and keep all the water out.

But on Friday, residents actually spent hundreds of dollars to hire someone to pump water from their street.

Who's responsible for cleaning up all that flooding? Brittany Costello will have the answer tonight at 10.

Make sure to stay with KOB for the latest weather updates.

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