World Colorado flooding kills 1, mudslides block roadways as flash floods force rescues in Southeast
'Many still in danger': At least 100 dead across Germany and Belgium after floods amid warning dam could burst
At least 100 people have been killed and dozens are missing after catastrophic flooding across Germany and Belgium, which has left several villages cut off and sparked fears that a dam could burst. Officials have warned communities in both countries "are still in danger" following Thursday's catastrophe, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel expecting "many" more deaths amid further rainstorm warnings for Friday.The total number killed in Germany alone has risen to at least 103, according to Reuters news agency, citing officials, with communities across the North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate states affected.
Awoman was found dead around 100 miles northwest of after a mudslide triggered by and flooding sent a large amount of debris into the winding Poudre Canyon on Tuesday night.
– which had been burned by the 2020 – and drones were deployed to aid in the search, .
At least five houses were destroyed and a private bridge was damaged in the flooding and sixwere triggered along a stretch of Highway 14.
in tweets on Wednesday that several roads were impacted.
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The combination of the Moon’s natural cycle and climate change is projected to cause flooding to surge in the 2030s.The record flooding is projected to begin in the 2030s and last 10 years, according to the study, which focused on the phenomena’s effect in the US.
"CLOSURES due to flooding & mudslides – Several roadways are affected this morning. Motorists should check http://cotrip.org for closure information and road conditions before traveling. Roads affected at this time are #I70 Glenwood Canyon, CO 14 and CO 133. #cowx," it tweeted, adding that "travelers should prepare for weather-related disruptions and road closures through at least next week."
But, the threat was not over as.
Additional mudslides occurred in areas torched by other wildfires, including the Greezly Creek wildfire.
, the CDOT said Wednesday that an ongoing monsoon weather pattern had increased the severe weather risks throughout the state.
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The agency said it was coordinating statewide to respond to the mudslides, clean up debris and manage traffic impacts.
Debris from the floods included propane tanks, stovepipes, lawn chairs, dishes and an American flag.
A car was also swept into the Cache la Poudre River,.
Poudre Valley REA tweeted thathad been restored for around 30 buildings, though 101 members were still without power on Wednesday.
"There are currently 101 members without power. For those members, we are expecting extended outages that could last multiple days," the utility company said.
"Between the unrelenting weather forecast and the impacts we are seeing throughout Colorado, CDOT is asking travelers to take extra precautions, plan for additional time and double-check conditions before traveling," CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew said in a statement. "Our crews will continue to monitor conditions closely and take what steps we can to keep people safe and return to normal as the weather allows. Once weather passes and crews can evaluate the impacts to the roadway, we are removing rocks and debris and making sure the road surface is safe before reopening."
California wilderness migrant rescues up 185%, patrol agent says: report
There has been a 185% increase in migrant rescues in the Southern California wilderness, according to a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Hundreds of migrants have attempted to cross into the United States from Mexico in the Imperial Valley — about 100 miles outside San Diego — so far this year, according to border news website Border Report. DHS ENDS CONTRACTS FOR 31 MILES OF TEXAS BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION IN LAREDO SECTOR Border Patrol's El Centro Sector is responsible for about 70 miles of international border in the area, according to the Customs and Border Patrol website.
While slow-moving storms are expected, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned of moreand activity increasing on Friday with a "significant risk of burn scar flooding" on Saturday before a drying trend on Sunday through Wednesday.
Flooding has been impacting other parts of the country.
that the Southwest Monsoon had been "very active," but that a "notable increase in intensity" was still forecast, with widespread rainfall amounts reaching over an inch through Friday across parts of Arizona, New Mexico and southwest Colorado.
It warned of dangerous flash flooding – especially near burn scars – and said that a slight risk of excessive rainfall had been issued in addition to flash flood watches.
To theand in the Florida Panhandle, the NWS cautioned that thunderstorms and isolated instances of flash flooding were possible.
In, heavy rains near Mobile as another round of rainfall prompted flash flood alerts.
Residents were warned to stay away from standing water in Prichard, though flash flood watches and warnings covered most of the northern part of the state.
On Monday, flooding in Vestavia Hills caused flooding, felled trees and power lines, forced road closures and led to multiple water rescues,.
through the weekend and areas in central Alabama have already received more than 5 inches.
Colorado judge orders Barry Morphew arrest affidavit to remain sealed in slaying of wife Suzanne Morphew .
A Colorado judge ruled last week that the lengthy arrest affidavit for Barry Morphew, who is charged with murdering his wife Suzanne, will remain sealed, according to a freedom of information group in the Centennial State. The decision comes after numerous news outlets filed a request to be able to see the 130-page document. The media consortium includes the Associated Press, the Denver Post, Fox affiliates KDVR-TV and KXRM-TV as well as a half-dozen other outlets, Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition Executive Director Jeffrey Roberts wrote on his organization’s website Wednesday.