Flash Flooding Leaves Behind Flooded Streets, Stranded Drivers in Pecos

By: Cierra Putman

PECOS - Storms flooded portions of Pecos as well as other parts of Reeves County on Tuesday.

Some areas got as much as 3 inches of rain in just a few hours when the storms hit.

Pecos police say they started receiving calls from drivers needing help around 4:30 p.m.

They performed about four vehicle rescues, but first responders say none of them were serious.

They say most people stayed indoors and avoided the dangerous roads.

"It's real important because anything as little as 6 inches of water can take a small type of vehicle and actually carry it off," Noel Ybarra with the Pecos Fire Department, said. "So as the saying goes, if you see water on the road, turn around, don't drown."

Pecos Police say a lack of storm drains is one reason flash flooding can occur.

They ask anyone who gets stuck in the future to call 911 for help.