Flood

For one Durango couple, new concrete wall kept them safe from mudslides

As heavy rain caused flooding, rockslides and mudslides Tuesday night, Fran and John Reynolds felt a little more settled than they might otherwise have. The Reynolds live on U.S. Highway 550, about...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Highways 160 and 550 reopen after heavy rain forced mudslides

Floods and mudslides that emergency workers feared since rains started to hit the 416 Fire burn scar arrived Tuesday afternoon, with significant debris flows across U.S. Highway 550, railroad...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A bird’s-eye view of what floods may bring

A perfect storm could send debris hurtling down canyons and potentially damage property adjacent to the 416 Fire burn scar. To prepare for the worst-case scenario, La Plata County Office of...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite consistent rain, no reports of flooding

Despite a steady amount of rain that continues to hit the area, expected floods in the 416 Fire burn area have not occurred. “From all appearances, there have been some pretty significant storms,”...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood risk around Durango could extend through next week

Intense thunderstorms could bring large debris flows down streams on the southern end of the 416 Fire burn scar into neighborhoods, La Plata County officials told a crowd Saturday evening at Miller...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekend storms pose flood threat below 416 Fire burn areas

HERMOSA – Rainstorms forecast for this weekend could help quench the 416 Fire, but county officials warn it could also trigger flash floods and debris flows below the 33,000-acre burn area. The...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burst pipe floods Fort Lewis College Aquatics Center

A sprinkler pipe burst sometime Tuesday morning in the pool area of the Fort Lewis College Aquatics Center, closing the pool until further notice. The busted pipe flooded the pool area and...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash flood watch issued for Tuesday

A flash flood watch is in effect for Southwest Colorado and Southeast Utah from noon to 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Meteorologist Ellen Heffernan...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

A search for the living, dead

ST. AMANT, La. – Louisiana continues to dig itself out from devastating floods, with search parties going door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so powerful in some cases,...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Scores killed in Big Thompson flood

FORT COLLINS – A year’s worth of rain fell in 70 minutes. Clouds piled 12 miles into the mountain sky unleashed a deluge on July 31, 1976, setting off the most powerful flood since glaciers...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

23 dead in West Virginia floods

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Heavy rains that pummeled West Virginia left at least 23 people dead, and authorities said Saturday that an unknown number of people in the hardest-hit county remained...

DATE: June 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tropical Storm Colin gains strength as it nears Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Tropical Storm Colin was gaining speed and strength Monday on its way to strike Florida, threatening rains forecasters said could cause some serious flooding along much of the...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World