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Pecos River flooding in Carlsbad causes neighborhood evacuation

As widespread flooding struck Carlsbad in the wake of heavy rainfall the Monday and Tuesday, major roadways were blocked off and police and emergency responders patrolled the banks of the Pecos River to keep the public safe. 

Here is what we know.

6:51 p.m. 

More storms on the way for Carlsbad.

Matthew Johnson of the National Weather Service (NWS) Midland station said storms near Whites City were moving toward Carlsbad.

He said storms would develop late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Johnson said storms could produce heavy amounts of rain as they push off the higher terrain of western Eddy County.

“There’s potential for more flooding into the Pecos River,” he said.

Johnson added scattered storms were forecast Wednesday. 

6:22 p.m.

Vanessa Hutchins along with Lionel and Jessica Granger were watching the skies and the nearby Lower Tansill Dam waiting for possible evacuations.

The neighbors live on South James Street. The Granger’s have lived in their home for nearly 30 years.