The National Weather Service is calling for a 50 percent chance of precipitation tonight. In the event of localized flooding, the Las Cruces Fire Department is making sandbags available to Las Cruces residents.
The number of sandbags is limited to 10 per homeowner. They are intended to keep water from entering a dwelling so they should be placed around doorways and other entrances that are susceptible to flooding.
The sandbags are not intended to protect landscaping or vegetation.
Las Cruces residents may pick up sandbags at any of the following fire stations:
Station #1: 201 E Picacho Ave.
Station#2: 1199 E. Foster Rd.
Station#3: 390 N. Valley Dr.
Station #4: 2802 E. Missouri Ave.
Station #5: 5998 Bataan Memorial E.
Station #6: 2750 Northrise Dr.
For Dona Ana Country Residents:
With the onset of the monsoon seasons in southern New Mexico, the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department has authorized each of its 16 Volunteer Fire Districts to stock and distribute sandbags.
Because of limited availability, distribution will be limited to 10 sandbags per residence or business. The sandbags allocated should be placed in doorways where there is a threat of water coming inside. Sandbags will not be issued to protect landscaping or to build water-diversion barricades.
Supplies at each station are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Individuals who want additional sandbags can purchase both bags and sand from most area hardware and home-improvement stores.
The National Weather Service forecasts a 50 percent of moderate to heavy rains in isolated areas across Doña Ana County tonight.