Severe flooding has hit parts of Colorado and New Mexico, USA, over the past few days. At least 3 people have died and 3 more are missing, officials said.
Floods and landslides occurred in northern Colorado after heavy rain fell on the burned-out woodlands on July 20, 2021. An evacuation was announced in the area of Rustic, Larimer County.
The landslide sent a large amount of debris into Pudre Canyon in Larimer County. Three people were carried away by the landslide. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office said the body of one of the victims was found, but two people are still missing. At least five houses were destroyed and roads damaged by flooding. The Larimer County Sheriff said the search continues, with ambulances to search on foot and using drones.
The storm brought heavy rains in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 20. Three people were reported missing after they were carried into an arroyo (water channel) in the northeast of the city. After that, firefighters found the bodies of two victims. The search for the third person continues.
NWS Albuquerque reported that more than 1.66 inches / 42.16 mm of rain fell in the El Dorado area, northeast of Albuquerque, on July 20, according to radar data.