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VIDEO: Dramatic flood rescue in Fremont County

By: The Associated Press
July 30, 2017 Updated: July 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm
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photo - A man and his dog were saved from the water after parking in a dry creek bed that quickly became flooded after Sunday's rain off Phantom Canyon Road in Fremont County. (Screen grab from video posted to Facebook by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office)
A man and his dog were saved from the water after parking in a dry creek bed that quickly became flooded after Sunday's rain off Phantom Canyon Road in Fremont County. (Screen grab from video posted to Facebook by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office) 

PUEBLO — Officials are warning of more high water in southeastern Colorado after flash flooding in two small towns sent residents scrambling for higher ground.

The rising water from Hardscrabble Creek covered roads and threatened a bridge failure near the towns of Wetmore and Greenwood on Saturday night.

The flash flooding led Custer County emergency officials to tell residents to seek higher ground immediately.

The water later receded, but some roads are still covered with water and debris.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo says much of the region from Colorado Springs to Trinidad remained under a flash flood watch on Sunday.

The area was expected to see up to three-quarters of an inch of rain. Flash flooding is more likely to occur where the ground is already saturated or is scarred from wildfires.

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