Tiny town evacuated on Colorado plains with flood waters looming

By: The Associated Press
September 17, 2013 Updated: September 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm
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photo - Aerial view Tuesday morning of Sterling. (From @featherrobin82 on Twitter)
Aerial view Tuesday morning of Sterling. (From @featherrobin82 on Twitter) 

CROOK — The danger from flooding that started in Colorado's foothills continues to spread east across the state.

Residents in the tiny plains town of Crook were told to evacuate Tuesday morning because of possible flooding from the nearby South Platte River. The town is over 150 miles from where the flooding originated. It has about 100 residents and is halfway between Sterling and Julesberg.

The National Weather Service says flows on the river are historic. The river's crest was about 13.7 feet on Sunday, breaking the 13.3 foot record set in 1965.

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