Flash Flooding In Area Burned By Wildfire Damages Homes

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (July 2, 2013)--A storm that caused flash flooding in the area scorched by Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012 damaged about 20 homes, about a half-dozen of them heavily.

More than a half inch of rain fell in less than 20 minutes Monday, causing mud to flow into the houses in Manitou Springs and western Colorado Springs.

A woman said the mud slide pushed her car about five feet and left the engine compartment filled with sticks, twigs and mud.

While the rainfall was intense, the storm moved quickly through the area.

A meteorologist said the damage would have been much worse if the storm had settled over the area.

Colorado Springs officials said more than 160 people were relocated from a low-lying trailer park as a precaution.


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