7/29/2008

Hundreds stranded by New Mexico flood

New Mexico, USA
Image: This photo provided by Ruidoso News shows flood waters turning a dirt road into a raging river at the River Ranch RV Park along Highway 70 between Glencoe and Ruidoso Downs, N.M. on July 27, 2007. About 300 people _ both residents and tourists _ were evacuated from homes, campgrounds and a recreational vehicle park as flooding hit around the resort town of Ruidoso after the remnants of Hurricane Dolly dumped an estimated 6 inches on the mountainous area. Collapse (Marty Racine/Ruidoso News/AP Photo)

RUIDOSO, New Mexico, July 28, 2008 (Reuters) —
One man was killed and hundreds of people were stranded in the New Mexico mountain town of Ruidoso by flash floods triggered by the remnants of Hurricane Dolly.

400 people fled from homes, camps and recreational vehicles, as the water rose. Another 200 people who had been camping in the forests near the town were cut off by the floods.

The deluge also destroyed 12 bridges in the area. About 60 homes were flooded, according to the office of Gov. Bill Richardson
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