Torrential rains hit Santa Fe at sundown Monday night, causing flash flooding across the city. 
Santa Fe emergency responders participated in swift-water rescues, tended to a serious crash at Zia and St. Francis kept a close eye on the Arroyo Chamiso in the southeast part of the city.
“Alameda has been flooded and Agua Fria has been flooded. Siringo is flooded,” said Lt. Michele Williams, the on-duty spokeswoman for the department late Monday.
“We are advising people not to drive and especially not to drive on roadways that are covered in water, which is pretty much all over town,” Williams told SFR.
Social media was a flurry with reports of houses with water pouring into windows, backyards under six inches or more of floodwaters and drainways that were impassible. From Baca Street to Airport Road, parking lots and sideswalks filled with rainwater. A new section of trail along the Santa Fe River between Frenchy’s Field and Siler Road was under water. 
Williams said emergency management officials have sent notices to some houses in the area of Zia Road that are close the arroyo. “If the berm does not hold there, those people might need to evacuate,” she said.  

Late Monday night, the city and the Red Cross opened an emergency shelter at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center on Rodeo Road. City officials were not immediately available Tuesday to say if any people were utilizing the facility. The city planned to man a telephone line for information and assistance calls, at (505) 955-6949.

Richards Avenue between Avenida del Sur and Chile Line was closed due to heavy flooding, but has reopened, the Santa Fe County Sheriff reported at 9:20 pm.

Power outages also affected vast swaths of the city, with PNM announcing that an initial outage to 1,214 customers had been restored by about 7:40 with heavy lightning reported in the area. As darkness fell, crews were still working to restore power to the remaining 1,116 customers, according to the utility’s Twitter account.

The National Weather service issued a flash flood watch for north and central New Mexico, including the Santa Fe metro area, the Jemez Mountains and parts of Albuquerque at 11:35 am, but the heavy rains didn't hit the City Different until about 7 pm.

By 7:30 the service had issued a flood advisory for Santa Fe until 9:30 pm and a “special weather statement” warning of severe hail in southern Santa Fe County.

Meteorologists were reporting up to 3 inches fell during the storm and rain continued to fall into the night.

City street crews were dispatched to clean debris from roads, and just before 10 pm, City Manager Erik Litzenberg sent an email to city councilors and the mayor saying there had been no reports of major injuries or loss of life.

"There are already reports of some of the city facilities that have been damaged. In addition, there will obviously be a number of Santa Fe's neighborhoods within which homes and infrastructure need to be stabilized and repaired," wrote Litzenberg, who is still the fire chief and interim city manager until he's expected to be appointed this week.

"In the morning we will engage an all-hands effort to get out and about and clear the roads and repair whatever damage might have occurred," he continued. "We will do our best to inform you all, and the community in general, as we recover from one of the more memorable storms we have seen in quite some time."

This story has been updated to include information from the city.