Sep 15, 2011 12:48 AM by John Romero

Flash floods sweep across Colorado Springs

A powerful rain storm plowed though Colorado Springs, making for one wet and dangerous evening.

In just a matter of minutes, streets became slick as hail fell to the ground, and creeks began to quickly over flow.

One of the areas hardest hit was a neighborhood on Date Street and Siferd Boulevard. That's near Academy and Austin Bluffs. A flash flood rapidly took over the area causing road closures. "I saw like a wall of water. Like a wave or something!" explains Charles Kohler. His car was stuck in the fast moving and rising water. "I was just driving home from work and I came through here." he says, "There was no water at the time. Then water just started coming up!"

Robert Miller lives in the area. He says this is the worst he's seen yet. "This spot has been a problem for a long time." he says, "My dad lived right around the corner about 15 years ago and it's been a problem ever since."

As for Kohler, he's concerned for his car, but thankful to be unhurt. "The first thing that went through my head was am I going to be able to get out of here before it hits. " he explains, "Then after it hit am i going to be able to get out of here at all."

It's important to remember that with more rain expected, the already saturated areas could easily flood again.



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