CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) - You'd think living in the worst drought in the country people wouldn't complain about rain, but some New Mexicans are saying they've had enough for now after a huge storm Thursday.
"Water just came everywhere. It was like the Mississippi River," said Carlsbad resident Susan Houston. "It just kept coming and coming."
Houston and her family live right in front of where the Carlsbad Irrigation District levee broke turning their neighborhood into a lake.
"I know the house just two houses over, it flooded the house," said Houston.
According to Eddy County Sheriff's Office Thursday night's thunderstorm causes a whole lot of problems including heavy flooding, heavy traffic and a wave of power outages.
The rain was so intense it broke off part of the CID levee just east of North Canal Street.
Neighbors told KRQE News 13 when the levee broke it caused damage in more than just one area including an area where horses are stabled.
"It's not good for them. It can damage their hooves and cause problems," Brad Bradley said. "That's why I got here and tried to get them up on dry ground as soon as I could."
Bradley works and takes care of the horses on a property about a quarter of a mile away from where the levee collapsed.
"I came home to knee-deep water," he said.
Knee deep water Bradley says destroyed about 25 bales of hay, costing nearly $500.
He says he's glad Carlsbad finally got some rain, but he won't be disappointed if it's awhile before the next storm rolls in.
"Just please no more rain for a while," he said.
Carlsbad was also hit with pea- and golf-ball-size hail.
About 2,000 homes and businesses lost power, but as of 1 p.m. Friday most of them had their power back.
No one was hurt by the storm.
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