Published: 3:00 pm, Tue. Oct. 1st, 2019
Heavy rainfall that began Monday afternoon in Southeast New Mexico and continued into this morning dropped as much as 4 inches or more of precipitation throughout much of the Artesia area. Above, Eagle Draw continues to run today, and at left, Dexter Fire and Rescue used a jet ski this morning to rescue two individuals, seen at far left, who were stranded in the back of a pickup truck when floodwaters rapidly rose. Area residents are encouraged to continue to exercise caution, as a flood watch remains in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday, with more rain in the forecast this evening and tomorrow.