Carlsbad New Mexico flooding aftermath.

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Carlsbad New Mexico flooding aftermath.

First and foremost I want to say my heart and prayers go out to the victims of the flooding in Colorado.

Carlsbad did get flooded pretty good. But nothing like the devastation of what the citizens of Colorado is dealing with.

Here is a look at some of the aftermath of flooding in Carlsbad last week.

This first shot is a new elevated road under construction, San Jose Boulevard. Constructors is the contractor on this project that got delays by the devastating floods.

They were just about ready to lay the asphalt and have the road back open in about Two weeks. Now it will remain months before this road can reopen.

New road washed out.

Here we have a look at the culverts that were washed down stream with the debris of the flood.

Culverts down stream.

To make the situation a manageable one. The culverts are within reaching distance and can be recovered They are with little or no damage and can be re used after a full inspection by the New Mexico department of transportation.

The next shot is of our only main North and South bridge.

The waters were so high that it did go over the top of the road way by about 12 inches deep. The bridge was closed for about eight hours waiting for the waters to recede.

South Canal bridge in carlsbad New mexico.

Notice all the culverts that were washed down by the bridge.

This was a major concern for the transportation department and the city. they were worried that the culverts would end up against the bridge pilings and act like a dam trapping the water. Which could have led to a complete failure of the South Canal bridge.

Thank goodness this did not happen.

Have a great day every one.

Don't forget to pray for those less fortunate in Colorado.

 

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Clint  McKie

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Clint,

OMG..you really were lucky..it could have been worse. Sorry you are having to go through the delays and mess of cleaning up. My prayers are for those in CO..the destruction is massive!

Sep 19, 2013 10:28 PM #3
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Roger D. Mucci
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Water and flooding can do so much damage.....thankfully it wasn't worse Clint.

Sep 19, 2013 10:35 PM #4
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Clint, wow there is so much damage to see in NM and Colorado is tough...prayers are definitely offered to all impacted.

Sep 19, 2013 11:11 PM #5
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It looks like things will be okay. The damage could have been worse, and the culverts salvaged Clint.

Sep 19, 2013 11:21 PM #6
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Looks much better than what I had expected Clint.  Our area looks good with just some sand on the streets from run off.  Thankful for the rain and yes keeping Colorado in prayer.

Sep 19, 2013 11:45 PM #7
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Clint-

This type of flash-flooding can happen so quickly. Thanks for all the great photos what a mess.

 

Best-Adrian

Sep 20, 2013 12:23 AM #8
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Good evening, Clint. It is amazing what the forces of water can do. Yet I still see folks trying to drive across rain swollen roads.

Sep 20, 2013 07:29 AM #9
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Hi Fred,

I know. Over 12 inches in just three days. More closer to two days.

The mountains let loose with a 20 foot tall wall of water.

Have a good day in Land o Lakes.

Best, Clint McKie

Sep 20, 2013 09:03 AM #10
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Hi Jay,

The bridge is actually embedded in the bedrock. Very sturdy, But the bridge did sustain some damages.

Have a good evening in Bristow.

Best, Clint mcKie

Sep 20, 2013 09:06 AM #11
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Hi Dorie,

I heard the flooding was a big as the state of Maryland. Over 40,000 square miles affected.

My prayers are with them in Colorado.

Have a great evening in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Sep 20, 2013 09:09 AM #12
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Hi Mr. Bond.

Nothing like our friends up North. But for us it was bad enough.

Have a nice night in Fairport Harbor Ohio.

Best, Clint McKie

Sep 20, 2013 09:11 AM #13
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Hi Ginny,

All the roads were shut down for about 16 hours. Not good when needing to get things done.

Have a great Evening in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Sep 20, 2013 09:19 AM #14
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Tom,

We will get back on track and the road will get finished. All will be good in the long run.

Have a great evening in Sacramento.

Best, Clint McKie

Sep 20, 2013 09:20 AM #15
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Clint Mckie
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Hi John,

Good to hear your area is O.K.

Have a great evening in the Duke city.

Best, Clint McKie

Sep 20, 2013 09:21 AM #16
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Clint Mckie
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Hello Adrian,

It all builds up in the mountains then grows and lets loose with a torrent and a wall of water. Not slow moving either.

Enjoy the evening in the Seattle area.

Best, Clint McKie

Sep 20, 2013 09:23 AM #17
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Michael,

They try it here too. There are several trucks trying to mud bog and are still out in the bush. Can you say Dumb as%'s?

Have a nice evening in Brentwood my friend.

Best, Clint Mckie

Sep 20, 2013 09:26 AM #18
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James Dray
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The power of Mother Nature can be devastating at times.  This was one of those times

Sep 20, 2013 07:52 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
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Hi James,

Just like when mother nature did a number on the golf course near you. Terrible thing. I don't mind the road as much as damages to a golf course.

Have a great day in Rogers my friend,

Best, Clint McKie

Sep 20, 2013 09:10 PM #20
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Wayne Martin
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Clint, hard to believe the bridge was 12 inches under water at the peak of flooding! Glad you are dry! Enjoy your day!

Sep 20, 2013 09:44 PM #21
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The devastation that mother nature can cause....our thoughts are with all the residents of this area.

Sep 20, 2013 10:10 PM #22
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