New Mexico Homeland Security Secretary John Wheeler and other state officials visited San Miguel County on Friday, helping emergency management officials with damage assessments from flash flooding along the Pecos River.
The floods hit Bernal, a village just south of Las Vegas, N.M., on Thursday night. The National Weather Service estimated up to 3 inches of rain fell over a very short period.
Initial reports indicated there was bridge damage and road closures.
Other villages affected include Corruco, Ojitos Frios and San Rafael.