<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - flood]]> http://gazette.com/rss/flood Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:20:22 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Man saves own dog left floating on mattress from rising floodwaters]]> http://gazette.com/man-saves-own-dog-left-floating-on-mattress-from-rising-floodwaters/article/1583997?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-saves-own-dog-left-floating-on-mattress-from-rising-floodwaters/article/1583997?custom_click=rss

Floodwaters pushed open the door to Corey Guy's apartment Monday, putting his dog Xena in grave danger.

Xena was home alone in Guy's garden-level apartment Monday when heavy rain hit Colorado Springs. Water came pouring down Prospect where Guy lives and spilled into his house.

"I was at work at the time," Guy said. "Nobody was home. ... [When] we came home...there was a giant river of water running down our driveway, that had been coming down all the other blocks, basically. All the storm drains basically overflowed and sent everything down this alley, or side street, that our driveway turns into.

"By the time I got down here, firefighters weren't letting anybody in the houses -- but I had to get my dog out.

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:12:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Rain on Hayden Pass burn scar will cause flash flood worries]]> http://gazette.com/rain-on-hayden-pass-burn-scar-will-cause-flash-flood-worries/article/1583573?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rain-on-hayden-pass-burn-scar-will-cause-flash-flood-worries/article/1583573?custom_click=rss

Officials spent hours Wednesday walking through muddy ash in the Hayden Pass burn scar, the site mere hours earlier of life-threatening flash flooding.

"In some places, it was several inches thick," said Tom Magnuson, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Magnuson and a weather service team joined U.S. Forest Service personnel to tour an area that officials call "The Black" because it is filled with ash and dead trees.

The tour of the devastated area was planned long before Tuesday's storm, but it gave the visitors a realistic look at the fire's effect on the land.

Officials aren't sure of the extent of Tuesday's storm damage, but Magnuson said he saw enough to be

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:22:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Louisiana newspaper urges Obama to end his vacation and visit flood sites]]> http://gazette.com/louisiana-newspaper-urges-obama-to-end-his-vacation-and-visit-flood-sites/article/1583095?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/louisiana-newspaper-urges-obama-to-end-his-vacation-and-visit-flood-sites/article/1583095?custom_click=rss

One of Louisiana’s largest newspapers has a message for President Obama: End your vacation and come visit our flood-ravaged state.

The Advocate of Baton Rouge issued an editorial Wednesday night titled “Our Views: Vacation or not, a hurting Louisiana needs you now, President Obama.”

“Now that the flood waters ravaging Louisiana are receding, it's time for President Barack Obama to visit the most anguished state in the union.

Last week, as torrential rains brought death, destruction and misery to Louisiana, the president continued his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, a playground for the posh and and well-connected.

We’ve seen this story before in Louisiana, and we don’t

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:11:28 -0600