Floods Threaten to Soak Hatch Chile Festival The New Mexico town of Hatch is known globally for its quality chile peppers, and its annual chile festival over Labor Day weekend often draws tens of thousands of spice-loving fans. But this week, Hatch was nearly washed away in some of the worst flooding ever in the region, and hundreds have been evacuated.
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Floods Threaten to Soak Hatch Chile Festival

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Floods Threaten to Soak Hatch Chile Festival

Floods Threaten to Soak Hatch Chile Festival

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The New Mexico town of Hatch is known globally for its quality chile peppers, and its annual chile festival over Labor Day weekend often draws tens of thousands of spice-loving fans.

But this week, Hatch was nearly washed away in some of the worst flooding ever in the region, and hundreds have been evacuated. Jodi Breisler of member station KRWG reports.

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