New Mexico Flash Flooding

I don’t think of New Mexico as a disaster-prone state, so last week’s FEMA announcement of disaster aid for flash flooding in August caught my attention. ¬† Flash flooding, which is defined as a flood developing within 6 hours, is particularly dangerous in desert areas where there is poorly absorbent, clay-like soil (Wikipedia). ¬†Here’s some raw video of flooding near Cochiti, New Mexico.