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1 year 6 months ago

Body found in Fountain Creek

Police have found a man dead in Fountain Creek near Nevada and I-25. He is believed to be in his 50's, but no identity has been given at this time. Police tell us they spotted the man around 4:20 this morning. The difficult terrain made it hard...

1 year 6 months ago

One Person Dies in Boulder Flooding

Authorities say heavy rains have caused flash flooding in Boulder County that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for Boulder County and northwest Jefferson County, while a mandatory evacuation was in effect for the tiny community of...

1 year 7 months ago

Body recovered from mudslide; 3 missing

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man's body has been found beneath debris left by a fast-moving mudslide in Colorado, and authorities are looking for three people who have been reported missing. Heavy rain yesterday triggered flash flooding and mudslides in the area burned by last year's Waldo Canyon Fire...

2 years 8 months ago

Why a fire increases flood risk

The gentle rain showers that washed over Colorado Springs Wednesday also helped to cool the northern edge of the Waldo Canyon Fire. However, too much rain can quickly create another natural disaster: flooding. As part of a daily media update Wednesday, Incident Management Team public information officer Richard Hadley...

3 years 5 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's flooding keeps evacuees out of their homes

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities in central New York say flood waters that inundated the city of Binghamton and surrounding communities have begun receding, but there's no indication yet when some of the 20,000 evacuees can return to their homes. Broome County Deputy Emergency Manager Raymond Serowik tells The...

3 years 8 months ago

Flooding problem areas in Colorado Springs

The heavy afternoon rain and hail we've seen lately have combined to produce severe flash flooding and street flooding. In Colorado Springs there are some areas that are worse than others, "Some of our most problematic areas are the Academy corridor, specifically between Austin Bluffs and N. Carefree, as...

3 years 8 months ago

Thunderstorms spur concerns of flooding

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Predictions of thunderstorms for Boulder County have emergency officials on alert for possible flooding where a wildfire last year left mountainsides west of Boulder bare of trees and bushes. The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for parts of Colorado's Front Range, including...

3 years 9 months ago

Evacuation warnings lifted for Montezuma

MONTEZUMA, Colo. (AP) - Summit County sheriff's officials say a creek's level in the town of Montezuma east of Keystone has dropped two feet, prompting the lifting of voluntary evacuation orders. Summit County Sheriff John Minor says a blocked culvert threatened to flood a road at Peru Creek following...

3 years 9 months ago

Evacuation order lifted in Summit County

MONTEZUMA, Colo. (AP) - Summit County sheriff's officials say a creek's level in the town of Montezuma east of Keystone has dropped two feet, prompting the lifting of voluntary evacuation orders. Summit County Sheriff John Minor says a blocked culvert threatened to flood a road at Peru Creek following heavy...

3 years 9 months ago

Rain adds to high mountain run-off

MONTEZUMA, Colo. (AP) - Summit County sheriff's officials are on their way to the small town of Montezuma east of Keystone to check on possible flooding. Sheriff's officials say heavy rains Friday prompted warnings to residents to be ready to leave. Sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy LeClair says Peru Creek has...

3 years 9 months ago

Nebraska nuclear plants safe from flooding

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Federal regulators say the utilities running both of Nebraska's nuclear power plants have taken the steps needed to protect them from flooding from the Missouri River. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Victor Dricks said Friday that Omaha Public Power District's Fort Calhoun plant near Blair and Nebraska...

3 years 10 months ago

Grand Junction area prepares for flooding

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A slow melting snowpack that is the largest in more than a decade has Mesa County officials preparing for flooding. Authorities are also warning novice river runners to stay off the water. A report by the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center predicts the chances...

3 years 10 months ago

N. Colo. prepares for flooding with melting snow

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Residents of northern Colorado are preparing themselves for potential flooding as expected warmer weather begins to melt the state's record snow levels. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Thursday Routt County officials have been watching streams and tributaries flowing through towns. They say blockages...

3 years 11 months ago

Boulder County braces for flooding after fire

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County is bracing for increased flood danger west of Boulder where hillsides have been stripped bare of vegetation by September's wildfire. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that about 90 responders from 15 agencies practiced for a variety of emergencies during drills Saturday. September's wildfire...

4 years 15 hours ago

Wyo. high snowpack levels bring flooding concerns

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming climatologists say they're grateful for above-average snowpack levels to help with drought conditions but they're wary about potential flooding. Several basins were listed as "high" risk for flooding by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The forecast is for when snow melts in the...

4 years 5 months ago

No immediate plans for CU's South Campus

A University of Colorado official says the school has no immediate plans to develop a Boulder location that critics say would destroy wetlands and be susceptible to flooding. Frank Bruno, vice chancellor for administration, told the Boulder Daily Camera Tuesday that development on what is known as the South...

4 years 5 months ago

Blue skies and flooding in Miami

Residents of Miami who live near the beach are driving through flooded streets on Friday. Not a drop of rain has fallen from the sky--instead, the flooding was caused by unusually high tides that combined with high winds. Besides the street flooding, beach erosion is reported.

4 years 6 months ago

Flooding forces evacuations in Wisconsin

A powerful storm system passing through the upper Midwest has flooded a small Wisconsin community's downtown and has forced mandatory evacuations. The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says deputies are working to evacuate homes in downtown Arcadia, which sits along the swollen Trempealeau river. Mayor John Kimmel has declared...

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