SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Santa Fe city workers spent much of Tuesday leaning up debris from the rushing waters the city had Monday .
One woman was caught in the floodwaters and her body was found inside an arroyo Monday. It was just one of many spots where the rain proved to be too much.
Tuesday, Santa Fe arroyos were dry once again, with some remnants of flood damage, broken branches and debris.
"With these storms when they pop up, it's kind of hard to tell exactly how intense the storms are going to be, or how long they're going to linger in a given area and this one turned out to be pretty intense," Andrew Phelps, Santa Fe Emergency Manager, said.
Between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Monday, heavy rain and hail pounded Santa Fe.
"It sounded like someone was just shooting a machine gun or something," Levi Gurule said. "it was loud loud loud."
Gurule works at the Santa Fe La Farge Branch Library, where water started seeping through the door Monday night.
"I grabbed a snow shovel and kind of put dirt against the door like if you were to sandbag, and diverted it to the drain," Gurule said.
With others helping, they were able to save books and computers. The library reopened Tuesday.
Some areas around Santa Fe got .5 to 1.5 inches of rain. It was enough to cause up to eight feet of flood waters in some arroyos.
"It can be raining in one part of town and not in another part," Phelps said. "But that water is eventually going to make its way to the arroyos to the part that didn't maybe see rain during the initial storm."
Flood waters near Siringo Road proved deadly. The body of 51-year-old Tina Vigil was found caught up in an arroyo.
It is unclear what she had been doing earlier.
Family members KRQE News 13 met up with Tuesday did not want to comment.
With more rain in the forecast, Phelps wants more people to be cautious.
"Again, staying out of the arroyos, just being mindful," said Phelps. "Situational awareness is really important for your own safety."
The family of Tina Vigil said she was loved very much, and she will be missed.
The Office of the Medical Investigator will determine exactly how Vigil died.
Santa Fe Police said when they are not responding to calls, officers will be patrolling arroyos and making sure people are aware to stay away in the event of more flash flooding.
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