Office of Emergency Management
Some people who were evacuated from Lyons because of devastating flooding were allowed to return for a few hours on Wednesday. Only business owners were allowed back into the town, residents will be allowed back in on Thursday.
Colorado emergency management officials have released an initial estimate that says the ongoing flooding has damaged or destroyed nearly 19,000 homes.
A wildfire in rural Huerfano County is nearly contained, with all evacuations lifted.
Colorado Springs emergency managers said Thursday they are moving to fix problems that arose during last summer’s Waldo Canyon wildfire, which killed two people and destroyed 347 homes.