GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – A flash flood watch in parts of western Colorado has been cancelled for now, a day after heavy rain flooded homes in De Beque and streets around Mesa County.
The Daily Sentinel reports that a home was pushed off its foundations and a garage was destroyed in De Beque on Monday. Storms stalled over the Grand Valley, allowing rain to breached ditch banks and flowed through normally dry washes.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
“I saw that going down the road and I said, ‘Oh my God, Andi,‘ called my wife, and she said, ‘We’ve got to do something,’ “ De Beque resident Robert Becker said.READ MORE: Oh Baby! Roxborough Family Visits West Metro Firefighters After Unusual Birth
Crews needed heavy machinery to clear some of the debris.
Grand Junction set a new rainfall record for the day with 1.2 inches falling at the city’s airport, most of it in less than an hour. The previous record for Aug. 4 was just over half of an inch set back in 1897.MORE NEWS: COVID In Denver: School District & Denver Health Host First Of Several Mass Vaccination Events For Students
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