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DENVER (CBS4)- Tuesday’s storms lasted into the early morning hours of Wednesday in some Denver metro area neighborhoods. In just one hour, police in Denver received 400 calls related to the weather.
Xcel Energy said 10,000 customers lost power for a while during the storm. More than 1,100 lightning strikes hit the Denver metro area in just one 15 minute period.
At the power substation located at 14th and Jackson, water extraction pumps were working to get rid of standing water.
At Floral City, the owners said their dumpsters floated three blocks away.
“This is the worst flooding we’ve experienced in 30 years,” said City Floral owner Candace Wickstrom. “We have lost several thousand dollars of product that just gets flooded. You save what you can.”
On Wednesday morning, tow truck drivers were busy.
“Most of them, the starter is damaged. This car, the engine is damaged,” said Towing Company driver Yohanness Haile when describing his third vehicle tow of the day.
“It is frustrating, but what can you do? You can’t control Mother Nature,” said Wickstrom.