Torrential rains that have fallen throughout the front range in the last 48 hours have claimed the lives of many, disrupting travel and causing millions of dollars of damage.
While flooding in Colorado Springs has been significant and deadly, the Colorado College community has, for the most part, escaped the brute of the storm.
The basements of several off-campus homes were flooded overnight and landlords were busy Friday morning fixing leaky roofs and patching up siding. Much of the off-campus housing is over 125 years old and was built during the city’s inception.
The body of one man was pulled from Fountain Creek south of downtown Thursday morning.
Manitou Springs, which this summer suffered a series of unfathomable floods, was once again drowning in muddy burn scar runoff from Waldo Canyon.
Campus Safety released an email Thursday outlining a number of tips on how to stay out of danger.
Some local roads were inundated, but remained passable as the storm moved over the region Thursday night. Local police were out in full force checking drainages and searching for stranded motorists.
Some of the worst hit areas were around Boulder and Fort Collins where thousands were left homeless after floodwaters poured through windows and doors.
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Editor-in-Chief, Jesse Paul