ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - There was no sleeping through it, the rain overnight Saturday woke up some metro area residents who had to worry about mudslides coming toward their home. It was enough to take out walls, even roads.
The clean-up process for some began during the storm Saturday night, when one family did everything they could to try and keep the water out.
Sunday, the work in much of northwest Albuquerque was just getting started.
Around 11 p.m. Saturday, the rains hit hard. It was enough to wake up Charles Trujillo and his wife in their Taylor Ranch home in northwest Albuquerque. "My wife looked out the window and noticed that the backyard was filling up with water," said Trujillo.
Trujillo's home is flooded, his house and yard are a mess, covered in mud. Heavy rain washed down what now looks like three deep trenches from the top of a housing construction site, directly into Trujillo's back yard, breaking his cinderblock retaining wall and gushing into his back door.
"We were just getting the water, putting it in the trash bucket and we kept going back and forth back and forth, and we realized we couldn't do it ourselves," explained Trujillo.
Since early Sunday morning, Trujillo has had numerous helpers; friends, family, and neighbors. They added sandbags, and dug a trench to divert the water incase the rain comes back.
"It was a complete shock to everybody here but we're just so thankful and so proud of our community for giving us all this support," said Charles Trujillo's daughter, Catherine Trujillo. The Trujillo family has lived in the same home for 24 years, and never had a problem with flooding.
Other areas took a big hit too. A huge tree landed on a home on Sanford Avenue in Albuquerque.
The intersection of Sonora and Grenada Road in Rio Rancho is now a gaping hole in the ground, exposing utility lines. Several mailboxes are unreachable for now.
Meanwhile, Trujillo and his neighbors have more worries. "If you look at the boulders, those were covered, they're uncovered now," said Charles Trujillo.
With rock formations exposed on soft mud, residents are concerned there's not much keeping them put in another heavy storm.
And the home daycare Trujillo's wife runs is drenched in four feet of mud, which will put her out of business for a while. There's still a long way to go in the way of clean-up for the Trujillo family.
"We're going to have to take a thorough look into everything, start literally from the ground up," said Catherine Trujillo.
The Trujillo family said for now, they have no idea how much repairs will cost. They're planning on figuring that out on Monday.
Crews around the metro will be assessing damage and working on repairs in the coming week. Governor Susana Martinez signed an executive order releasing funds to help the state with clean-up.
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