Waldo Canyon Fire
A 17-year-old girl drowned after she was caught in heavy rain in Colorado Springs as storms pounded a region still reeling from mudslides and flash flooding that killed one person in nearby Manitou Springs last week.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared a disaster emergency in El Paso County after Friday night’s flash flooding in Manitou Springs. The designation will make resources available to help pay for storm cleanup.
Officials say a hospitalized woman is not the woman who was reported missing after a deadly mudslide and flood in the Colorado town of Manitou Springs.
There was a huge volunteer effort in Manitou Springs as residents spent another day cleaning up after severe flooding and mudslides.
Heavy rain has caused some minor flooding in and around Colorado Springs but there were no immediate reports of major problems over the two large burn areas there.
Updated maps showing flash flood risks from the Waldo Canyon wildfire scar have been released in Colorado Springs.
Cadets from the Air Force Academy spent much of Sunday helping to restore the Waldo Canyon burn area.
Insurers estimate that the recent wildfire in Colorado Springs caused nearly $300 million in damage.
Crews are cleaning up after a mud slide washed away cars near the Waldo Canyon fire burn area in Manitou Springs.
Rain caused mudslides in the Waldo Canyon burn area on Wednesday, closing westbound U.S. Highway 24 at Manitou Springs.