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1 year 6 months ago

Environmental concerns over fracking during floods

There have been claims swirling around the internet, suggesting that the news media is covering up an environmental disaster in Northern Colorado. Those claims are on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, concerning possible fracking fluid and other chemicals contaminating the environment due to flooding in Weld County. ...

1 year 6 months ago

UPDATE: Manitou Springs schools closed

Manitou Springs School District 14 is now closed after flash flooding overnight. School administrators had called for a 2-hour delay early this morning, but that changed to a full closure at 7:30 this morning. Stay with News 5 for updates.

1 year 7 months ago

Check for flood damage before buying a used car

The recent flooding prompts a warning from Don't get stuck with a flooded vehicle when looking for a used car. Flood-damaged cars are sometimes refurbished and resold to unsuspecting buyers. Look for musty or moldy odors, discolored carpeting, fogging inside headlamps, rust and flaking metal in the undercarriage, and...

2 years 9 months ago

Storm affects Pueblo too

Pueblo emergency workers are on stand by in case of problems on Fountain Creek as it runs through Pueblo. The storm dropped more than three inches of rain on some parts of Colorado Springs and that water eventually makes its way into Fountain Creek. The U.S. Geological Survey station...

3 years 4 months ago

Feds hope to overturn Katrina flood ruling

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government is seeking to overturn a 2009 ruling that found the Army Corps of Engineers responsible for massive flooding after Hurricane Katrina because it failed to properly maintain a navigation channel. An appeal of a landmark ruling by U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval...

3 years 6 months ago

Homeowner frustrated by flooding

When it rains, things get expensive for Beverley Stephens. The Stratmoor Hills homeowner had at least two feet of water in her basement earlier this month when record rainfall hit the area. "The carpet got soaked, all of the furniture in here was soaked," Stephens said. The repair...

3 years 6 months ago

Lee causing problems for the Northeast

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee are dumping rain and bringing fresh flooding concerns to areas in the Northeast still trying to recover from damage wrought by Hurricane Irene. Rising waters of a rain-swollen creek have forced the evacuation of residents in the northeastern Pennsylvania...

3 years 9 months ago

Water pours over dikes in Minot

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - One woman who lives in Minot, North Dakota, says she's been able to move most of her belongings from her home at a trailer park to a friend's house, but that she'll be losing the rest. Officials have sounded the sirens, signaling that water from...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado sends helicopter to Nebraska floods

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is sending an Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter with a crew of three to support flood relief operations in Nebraska. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order allowing the deployment at the request of Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. The soldiers will support sandbagging...

3 years 11 months ago

Old pipe to blame for Manitou main break

Colorado Springs Utilities has said an old pipe is to blame for the mater main break this morning in Manitou Springs. Around 125,000 gallons of water leaked out on to Manitou Avenue around 3 this morning. WOrk on the street could continue well into Monday and possibly Tuesday.

3 years 11 months ago

Crews still working on main break in Manitou

Crews from Colorado Springs Utilities are still working on a water main break that spilled about 125,000 gallons of water in Manitou Springs. It happened around 3 this morning when a raw water pipe burst somewhere near the intersection of Manitou Avenue and Navajo Avenue. Crews expect a portion of...

4 years 5 months ago

Strange weather hits Southern Colorado

The Colorado Springs area has had some strange weather today, from sunshine, to hail, to snow. A small stream flood advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. for northwestern Teller County. Slow moving storms this morning dropped an estimated one inch of rain across the area, which includes a...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado launches flood hazard website

A web site that brings together Colorado's flood-hazard information, along with comprehensive maps, has been launched by the Colorado Water Conservation Board. The site includes 3 different map applications: 1) The Flood DSS Map Viewer contains effective FEMA floodplain boundaries, real time weather and streamflow conditions, local and...

4 years 7 months ago

Rains washout roads

The heavy rains Monday washed out roads in several parts of Southern Colorado. A section of Kenosha Drive in Pueblo West was closed after it washed out and several nearby streets were also covered in dirt and debris Tuesday morning. The rain even slowed construction on a stretch of McCulloch...

4 years 7 months ago

Storm hammers Colorado Springs

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect across most of southeast Colorado because of conditions that are right for more rain, and ground that is already saturated from earlier storms. A tree was hit by lightning on West Kiowa and a house was hit by lightning on N. 27th....

4 years 7 months ago

Pueblo West National Night Out event postponed

The Pueblo West National Night Out celebration and Pueblo West Neighborhood Watch program scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed due to the threat of severe weather. Pueblo West was pounded by several storms with up to 3 inches of rain falling last night. Those storms included frequent lightning. ...

4 years 8 months ago

Des Moines River threatens

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines River in Iowa is now expected to crest this afternoon at about 3.5 feet above flood stage -- but still five feet lower than it was when a levee protecting a neighborhood in Des Moines failed two years ago. Officials spotted...

4 years 9 months ago

Bridge washes out access to restaurant

What's worse than rain on your wedding day? Try a swollen creek washing out the only bridge to your dream wedding spot. This week's flooding destroyed the bridge to Boulder's Red Lion Restaurant, forcing couples to scramble to find last minute accommodations for hundreds of guests this weekend. Andrea...

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