STERLING, Colo. (CBS4) – Residents in Sterling on Colorado’s Eastern Plains who had to evacuate from their homes over the weekend are reporting minimal damage from flooding, but they remain on edge.
Heavy rainfall that led to flooding in Logan County on Saturday night forced emergency officials to order evacuations of several homes.
“The storm stood there for quite a while and it seemed like we got an abundance of rain and it started running in here,” said resident Darren Luft.
Those residents were allowed to return later on, but then up to 2 inches of rain was forecasted for the area on Sunday.
“Four tenths of an inch fell in roughly 15 minutes in the Merino area and from there the storm kind of fizzled out as it came through Sterling,” said Logan County emergency manager Cody Adams.
Ultimately the heavy rain didn’t have the devastating effect emergency managers were concerned about, but a 50 yard section of County Road 29 will need to be rebuilt after that road got severely damaged by flooding.
A nearby neighbor there measured nearly 4 inches of rain on Saturday.
Like many residents across Colorado, people in the Sterling area say they are sick of all the strong storms. More heavy rain is expected this week.
“There’s no potential to dry out. We continue to get rainfall. And as far as those creeks and ditches there’s not a whole lot we can do when all that water is coming in. It’s got to go somewhere,” Adams said.