- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Eddy County officials are worried another rainy September will impact repair work on damage caused by last year’s flooding.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (https://bit.ly/1Kpdlff) repairs are still needed on roughly 80 percent of the 30 county roads and 15 water crossings damaged last September.

Carlsbad got an inch more rain in September 2014 than the city’s yearly average of 12.09. Less than $1 million was spent on repairs that have been completed.

National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Hluchan says last September’s 100-year flood event is unlucky to happen again, but that this season of El Nino weather is expected to bring more rainfall and cooler temperatures.

Eddy County Public Works Director Ray Romero says too much rain could undo progress on bridge repairs.

The county is shoring up signage supplies and taking other precautionary steps.

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Information from: Carlsbad Current-Argus, https://www.currentargus.com/


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