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7/28/08

Body Found After Ruidoso Flooding

The body of a 20-year-old apparently swept away by flooding in Ruidoso, New Mexico has been found. His brother reported him being swept away by high water in the upper canyon section of Ruidoso Sunday.

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says between 300-500 people have been evacuated due to the floods.

Authorities say from 350 to 500 houses, campers, mobile homes and structures were damaged in the flooding.

Ruidoso's emergency management coordinator Tom Schafer says up to 500 vacationers were separated from their cabins, recreational vehicles and campers, and another 200 people in an upper canyon area of the mountainous community are cut off because of washed out bridges.

The remnants of Hurricane Dolly have fallen on the area since Friday. The storm earlier made landfall in the Brownsville, Texas, area.

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