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Gazette Premium Content Tiny town evacuated on Colorado plains with flood waters looming

The Associated Press Updated: September 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm

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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