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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Swift Water Rescue Team Dispatched to Luna County

A photo taken February 4, 2020 of rain and wet roads in Las Cruces.

At the request of the Luna County Office of Emergency Management, the Las Cruces Fire Department is sending a Swift Water Rescue Team and Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue is sending a crew to an area near west Deming where severe flooding has stranded several residents.

LCFD’s Swift Water Rescue Team includes two apparatus and seven firefighters who are trained in water rescues and life-saving techniques. Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue is sending a boat and crew to aid in the mission.

Heavy rains in Luna County have caused severe flooding along I-10 west of Deming and in residential areas in and around Deming.

The Luna County OEM asked for assistance from the Las Cruces Fire Department at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. It’s anticipated the rescue teams will be in Luna County the duration of Wednesday afternoon and possibly into the evening hours.

The Las Cruces Fire Department reminds those caught in flooding to seek higher ground, or a high point, that is away from fast-moving water. Anyone stranded in high water should remain calm, call 911 for assistance if possible and avoid debris that could pose hazards. Motorists should refrain from driving through flooded roadways.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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