Read time: 1 minute

Deadly Flash Floods In Colorado Kill At Least Three

Drought, forest fires, massive rainfall. Are we seeing a pattern yet?

Another damaging and frightening extreme weather event we can chalk up to global warming, this time in Colorado:

Three days of unusually heavy rains along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains turned many Colorado creeks into fast-rising rivers on Thursday, making many roads impassable and causing at least three deaths.

Walloping Boulder County, the storm dropped 6 inches of rain Wednesday night—some of it at a rate of an inch an hour, according to the National Weather Service. That was in addition to 2 inches that had fallen previously. Another 2 to 3 inches of rain was expected, along with more flooding conditions, through Sunday, the weather service said.

"This event is not over. It's far from over. It's continuing to build," Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said during a news conference Wednesday. He advised residents to stay off the streets.

Two bodies were discovered in Boulder County, one in a structure that had collapsed in the small town of Jamestown, north of Boulder, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Department. Jamestown's roads were washed out and its 200 residents were evacuated overnight. Another body was found in North Boulder.

To the south, in Colorado Springs, a police officer on flood patrol found a male body this morning in Fountain Creek, an area prone to flooding, according to a police department spokeswoman.

The large wildfires that wiped out swaths of forest land in the central area of the state during the past two years have exacerbated flooding conditions and sent debris-filled water careening down from the mountains, according to the National Weather Service.

Winter Donation Drive

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

Via PayPal:
Or mail checks to:
CrooksandLiars.com
PO BOX 66310
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.