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Current Event Cat of the Day: Colorado Flash Flood

Current Event Cat - Flash Flood

Hundreds have been evacuated amid a flash flood in Boulder, Colorado.

The flooding from a fast-moving storm that dumped 7 inches of rain in three hours has managed to kill at least two people and left many stranded. One person was killed in the collapse of a home while another body was found floating along the water by police on flood patrol in Colorado Springs.

The streets of Boulder are now rivers and several homes have collapsed in nearby Jamestown. Students at University of Colorado, Boulder, were ordered to leave the school and classes were cancelled on Thursday due to the intense flooding. Flood day! Other residents were also advised to evacuate or “seek higher ground immediately”.

Flood watch isn’t over yet. The flash flood warning will continue into the evening. Oh and the storm has also triggered mudslides.

In other Colorado news, on Tuesday two Democratic state senators in Colorado were kicked out of office after helping to pass tough gun-control laws. The first-ever recall elections were a reaction to the Democrats’ support for tougher gun laws in the aftermath of last year’s mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown. Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo both lost their jobs and were replaced by two gun-loving Republicans. Maybe the storm was their revenge?

Via: USA Today & Current Event Cats

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