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About 200 people rescued from Carlsbad Caverns after massive flood


About 200 people were rescued from Carlsbad Caverns National Park late Saturday night after being trapped. for several hours According to New Mexico officials, amid severe flooding.

New Mexico Department of The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management issued a warning of heavy rains and flash floods in parts with burns of state, especially those close to such areas or downhill. Karlovy Vary area, in Southeast New Mexico was under outbreak flood warning from Friday.

Albuquerque residents Stephanie and Robert Saavedra told ABC affiliate KOAT-7 that they and their three children were among those stuck in the caves for several hours.

They told news exit that them family was half finished with their tour when park officials issued an evacuation order.

family walked for about 20 minutes to cave visitor center building but found that the roads were impassable outside, that is, they could not get away.

Like Saavedra family waiting to be rescued, going back and forth and worrying about food. Stephanie Saavedra told KOAT-7 that staff offered food for sale but ran away out.

Stephanie Saavedra did not respond to a request from The Washington Post. for comment Sunday.

Carlsbad Caverns were closed on Sunday. National Park Service.

New Mexico State Police, Eddy County Fire Department, and Eddy County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance in evacuation of those who were caught in a heavy downpour left “about 200 peopleā€ stuck there, according to the Eddy County office of Emergency management.

Their retrieval took place the same week as the other search and rescue efforts. in southwest, where flooding endangered hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Arizona firefighters rescued 25 people last week. people including three children as well as one baby, in Bear Canyon in the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The water was moving in more over 3,000 cubic feet per second, reported by the Coronado National Forest Foundation.

The authorities were looking for A Tucson woman this weekend after floodwaters rushed through Zion National Park. on This was reported on Friday by CNN. Zion National Park is almost 600 miles from Carlsbad Caverns and more than 300 miles from Tucson.

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