Storms dump rain in Aurora, southern Colorado

10:03 PM, Aug 8, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Heavy rain poured down on the Denver Metro area Thursday, flooding streets and in low-lying areas.

Stationary thunderstorms dumped nearly 2.9 inches of rain in some areas. The intersection of Alameda Avenue and Havana Street in Aurora was flooded as nearly one inch of rain fell in a 45 minute time period.

Firefighters assisted drivers that got stuck in the water that measured six inches in places.

Water flooded a parking garage at an Aurora apartment complex at Alameda Avenue and Lima Street. Several cars were covered by water. 

The National Weather Service to issued a flash flood warning until 10:30 p.m. for western Arapahoe, north central Douglas and south central Denver counties.

The storm also dumped hail and, according to viewer photos, caused minor damage to trees. No injuries were reported.

On Wednesday, nearly 2 inches of rain fell in about four hours in Pueblo, closing portions of Interstate 25. A stretch of U.S. 50 west of Rocky Ford was also temporarily closed due to heavy rain and flooding.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that lightning set bales of hay on fire north of the city.

Some farms in the area have gotten around 5 inches of rain in the past week.

Heavy rain also fell on the farms and ranches in the state's southeastern corner, which has been hardest hit by the drought.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation with The Associated Press)

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