Ruidoso residents ordered to evacuate immediately


A severe weather cell that is causing flash flooding has prompted emergency evacuation orders from the village's emergency management department. A social media posting by the Ruidoso emergency management office orders residents in the Upper Valley and Midtown district to move to higher ground without delay and without gathering any belongings. A shelter is available at the White Mountain Relief Center at 687 Hull Road. For those unable to get to the White Mountain Center, the Horton Complex Gymnasium at 134 Reese Dr. is also available. A Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue social media posting states that homes along Highway 70 in the Salt Fire burn scar are being evacuated due to heavy flooding in the area. Ruidoso village spokesperson Kerry Gladden said evacuees can go to the Red Cross shelter at the White Mountain Relief Center at 687 Hull Road in Ruidoso.

Inclement weather conditions are causing flash flooding, which has prompted the village's Emergency Management Department to issue emergency evacuation orders.

In a social media post, the Ruidoso Emergency Management Office ordered residents of the Upper Canyon and Midtown districts to move to higher ground without delay and without gathering any belongings.

Shelter is available at the White Mountain Relief Center located at 687 Hull Road. For those who cannot make it to the White Mountain Center, the Horton Complex Gymnasium located at 134 Reese Drive is also available.

A social media posting from Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue said homes along Highway 70 in the Salt Fire burn scar were being evacuated because of heavy flooding in the area.

Ruidoso village spokeswoman Kerry Gladden said evacuees can go to the Red Cross shelter at the White Mountain Relief Center at 687 Hull Road in Ruidoso.

KOAT will update this story as more information becomes available.

This is a developing story. KOAT will update it as more information becomes available.


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