New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

County declares flood emergency


May 16, 2022

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As of Thursday morning, 88th Avenue north of South Lake Washington was under water, and the road was closed by township officials. Nearly 4 inches of rain had fallen in the area since Sunday.

Overland flooding in the area has forced county commissioners in Eddy County to sign a Flood Emergency Declaration, as roads in the area have washed away.

Eddy County Commissioners met with Eddy County Emergency Manager, Lisa Thompson, on Monday, May 9, for a special meeting to discuss the situation.

Thompson reported that she'd toured Columbia, Cherry Lake, Lake Washington and Tiffany Townshi...

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