Area drenched by downpour

By Darrell Todd Maurina

Despite a small stream flood warning from the National Weather Service, officials in Quay, De Baca and Curry counties said Wednesday’s rain didn’t do any damage.
In fact, Fort Sumner’s 1.06 inches of rain was good for De Baca county, according to county emergency management coordinator Allen Sparks.
“The Alamogordo Creek went out of its banks but it goes right into Lake Sumner Dam so that was actually good because it’s been so low,” Sparks said. “All the water we can get in it helps.”
Mike Cherry, the emergency management coordinator for Quay County, said Wednesday’s rain total of 0.48 inches wasn’t a problem, but Monday’s rainfall closed the main road south out of Tucumcari.
“State Highway 209 was closed for a couple of hours eight miles south of Tucumcari, but we didn’t have any flood advisory that day,” Cherry said. “Today, we’ve been under a flood advisory all day but so far we haven’t had anything.”
Sheriff Roger Hatcher said there have been no problems in Curry County, where Clovis reported 0.41 inches of rain.