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.
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.
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.