Multiple roads and properties flooded along Tafoya Road in El Prado Monday evening (Aug. 22) following heavy monsoon rains.

Updated Aug. 24 at 2:10 p.m.

Severe flooding caused by monsoon rains late this August has been widely reported in areas impacted by the Calf Canyon–Hermits Peak Fire, which reached 100 percent containment on Aug. 21 but left massive burn areas around Mora County that have caused several destructive floods this summer. But a deluge that overflowed the banks of an old arroyo in El Prado in Taos County Monday afternoon (Aug. 22), damaging several homes along Tafoya Lane, underscored the danger flooding can pose just about anywhere heavy rains fall.

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April Mondragon

Dear John, the affected areas I know of Re: Aug 22nd Flash Flooding acequias, Tafoya Lane, Camino Coyote, Lower Las Colonias and areas of Los Cordovas. What County Commissioners and Emergency Management Planning are out here assessing the damage to land, homes, and agriculture ? Looking forward to your update.

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