Flash flooding prompts evacuations in southeastern Colorado
Jul. 30, 2017
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Officials are warning of more high water in southeastern Colorado after flash flooding in two small towns sent residents scrambling for higher ground.
The rising water from Hardscrabble Creek covered roads and threatened a bridge failure near the towns of Wetmore and Greenwood on Saturday night.
The flash flooding led Custer County emergency officials to tell residents to seek higher ground immediately.
The water later receded, but some roads are still covered with water and debris.
The National Weather Service in Pueblo says much of the region from Colorado Springs to Trinidad is under a flash flood watch on Sunday.
The area is expected to see up to three-quarters of an inch of rain. Flash flooding is more likely to occur where the ground is already saturated or is scarred from wildfires.