COLORADO, USA — The Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA) warned of widespread flash flood activity throughout Larimer County Saturday.
LETA urged everyone living along creeks, streams or rivers in the Cameron Peak burn area to be aware of their surroundings and use extreme caution.
The National Weather Service in Boulder (NWS Boulder) issued Flash Flood Warnings for Larimer, Boulder and Grand counties.
The warning areas included the burn scar areas for the East Troublesome Fire, including parts of CO 125, and the Cameron Peak Fire, including Roaring Creek, Williams Gulch, Peterson Creek, Washout Gulch, Dry Creek drainages, Hwy 14 from Spencer Heights through Kinikinik to Idylwilde. In Boulder County, a warning was issued for the Calwood burn scar including the Little James Creek and Saint Vrain Creek areas.
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office said dangerous flooding was happening in the Retreat subdivision in Glen Haven.
The Boulder Office of Emergency Management issued a "climb to higher ground" order for areas of Geer Canyon and Lefthand Canyon due to expected flooding and possible debris flows Saturday afternoon. That order was later lifted.
NWS said the flooding in the Calwood burn scar was upgraded to a "considerable threat" and issued a Flash Flood Warning there that expired at 6:45 p.m.
NWS Boulder urged residents to keep up with weather alerts in those areas to avoid a dangerous, life-threatening situation.
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