Flash floods rip through southern Colorado

Residents were told to evacuate some parts of southern Colorado after the area was hit by hail, heavy rain and flooding.

Posted: Jul 24, 2018 10:38 PM
Updated: Jul 24, 2018 11:08 PM

Folks in Southern Colorado could be seen shoveling, yes shoveling, hail off their property Monday.

The region was slammed with hail, heavy rain and flooding over the weekend and into Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The flooding led the government of Manitou Springs City, about 80 miles southwest of Denver, to close offices and advise residents to evacuate to higher ground. An evacuation center opened at a community church.

One highway in Teller County, about 100 miles southwest of Denver, was covered with 3 feet of mud, the county's Sheriff's office said in a tweet Monday. Mudslides had been reported in other areas of the state as well.

Denver International Airport was at a full ground stop Monday afternoon because of the severe weather, according to CNN affiliate KMGH-TV, and power outages were reported because of the weather system as well.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office alerted residents about flash flooding on Twitter.

"Residents near Fountain Creek are urged to be aware of rising waters and seek high ground. DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATERS ON FOOT OR IN A VEHICLE," the tweet read.

CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said the region was walloped with 1 to 3 inches of rain. That's more than the normal rainfall for this time of year in southern Colorado, he said.

"The ground was also soggy from rainfall from the previous rainfall they have had," he said.

Thunderstorms are possible throughout the week, the NWS states. The best chance for widespread storms will be Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The main threats from this system include heavy downpours, small hail and 45 mph wind gusts. There will be a potential for flash flooding each day, the NWS said.

West Lafayette
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 51°
Kokomo
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 47°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
45° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 45°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
45° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 45°
Williamsport
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 45°
Crawfordsville
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 48°
Frankfort
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 42°
Delphi
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 44°
Monticello
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 44°
Logansport
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 44°
Some more scattered rain with windy & cooler conditions.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 119066

Reported Deaths: 3612
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion21563768
Lake10745324
Elkhart6734112
St. Joseph6679115
Allen6364205
Hamilton4965109
Vanderburgh384231
Hendricks2779124
Monroe267137
Tippecanoe259013
Johnson2362125
Clark226757
Porter222447
Delaware201162
Cass19589
Vigo187928
Madison171475
LaPorte151941
Warrick140743
Floyd140464
Howard133964
Kosciusko127117
Bartholomew119357
Marshall102124
Dubois100919
Boone99746
Grant96636
Hancock94843
Noble92932
Henry82226
Jackson77610
Wayne77314
Morgan73940
Shelby68329
Daviess68129
Dearborn67928
LaGrange64711
Clinton63414
Harrison59824
Putnam59011
Gibson5455
Knox5379
Lawrence51829
Montgomery51321
DeKalb49111
White48814
Decatur46139
Miami4394
Greene42936
Fayette42314
Jasper4032
Steuben3977
Scott39311
Posey3541
Sullivan33812
Jennings31712
Franklin31525
Clay3105
Ripley3108
Orange28724
Whitley2876
Carroll28013
Adams2773
Wabash2758
Starke2737
Washington2702
Wells2694
Spencer2683
Jefferson2523
Huntington2503
Fulton2462
Tipton22922
Randolph2238
Perry22213
Jay1920
Newton17411
Owen1711
Martin1690
Pike1691
Rush1584
Vermillion1320
Fountain1302
Blackford1223
Pulaski1141
Crawford1100
Parke1072
Brown1033
Benton860
Ohio797
Union790
Switzerland690
Warren411
Unassigned0227

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events