Colorado Springs
87° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

Evacuation center set up for flood victims

By Olivia Wilmsen, Multimedia Journalist, olivia.wilmsen@krdo.com
Published On: Sep 13 2013 03:39:18 AM CDT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

The flood destruction pushed people to voluntarily evacuate.

City crews were removing a tree that fell from Cheyenne Creek onto the guardrail on Cresta Road and Cheyenne Road. Streets seemed more like rivers on the southwest side of town.

The Pikes Peak Area Red Cross set up an evacuation center at the First Presbyterian Church on North Weber. By 1 a.m.. 11 people checked in to spend the night worried about what the flood waters could do to their homes.

“My buddy's dad just got evacuated recently, him and his kids. They had to go find a hotel for the night,” said Colorado Springs resident Bricyn Ward.

"The stories that I hear from personnel that have come in, I mean their stories are about the same. You know cars flooded up to halfway to the tire, everything like that. It is pretty outstanding,” said American Red Cross representative Kaila Muggli.

People told Newschannel 13 the creek hasn't been this high since the early eighties.

Advertisement