Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-07-21 13:39:57 –
Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Fire Rescue Team subsequently recovered the body of one victim. Spend hours looking for 3 people It was reportedly washed away in Arroyo on Tuesday evening. The crew says they continue to look for the other two after the flash floods.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Albuquerque fire rescue spokesman Tom Lewis said the recovered victims were men. The man has not yet been identified by his name or age.
Around 4 pm on Tuesday, a strong, fast-moving storm swept water into Albuquerque’s Arroyos. Shortly thereafter, it was reported that three victims were underwater down the Constitution and Embudaroyo near I-40.
The crew was able to find one of the victims on Wednesday by using the drone with the help of the Bernarillo County Fire Department. The crew is expected to stay near the restoration site, on the 4th and near Roy, until Wednesday, exploring the area on foot and by drone.
“These search and recovery tasks can take several days, so we’ll stay in the field until all of these tasks are complete,” says Lewis.
According to the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Agency, 100 square miles flowed into the waterways, and on Tuesday evening the area was about 4 feet deep, but at storm heights it was close to 12 feet. “”
“That’s the best I’ve seen this year,” said AMA FCA field engineer Noram Bennett on Tuesday. “During the summer, 8-12 feet are fairly common. Large amounts of water unfortunately slow down the waterways that carry people in this case.”
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