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Gazette Premium Content Voluntary evacuations in Greeley along Poudre

Associated Press Updated: June 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Associated Press Updated: June 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm • Published: June 2, 2014

GREELEY — Greeley is suggesting that some residents evacuate because of high water along the Poudre River. About 200 homes and businesses got a reverse 911 call telling them of the voluntary evacuation just before midnight Sunday. Television video on Monday morning showed an irrigation ditch...

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GREELEY — More Greeley residents have been advised to be ready to evacuate their homes because of flooding from the Poudre (POO'-dur) River.

About 200 homes and businesses received a voluntary evacuation notice just before midnight Sunday. On Monday, the city issued voluntary evacuation notices for homes along parts of 5th and 7th streets, 6th Avenue, and the Poudre River on the east.

The Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1kCrzGb ) that water is receding in west Greeley, according to Public Works Director Joel Hemesath.

Other flood advisories and watches are in effect in western Colorado as the warm weather melts the mountain snowpack. The Elk River in Routt County and the Colorado River near Dotsero are among waterways at risk of flooding.

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