Flash Flood in Colorado Springs, 06 June 2012

This is a flash flood near the intersection of North Academy Blvd and Austin Bluffs Pkwy. There is a small patch of El Paso County, Colorado stuck right in the middle of Colorado Springs. I’ve been told this is the only place in El Paso County where a river flows right over a road when it rains — there is no bridge or channel for the water to go under the street — it just flows right over the top. Good thing the Colorado Springs Fire Department blocks the street when it rains. Filmed on 6 June 2012.

Ten elderly victims from intermediate care facility fire, Colorado Springs, Colorado (March 4, 1991)


Original publisher: [Emmitsburg, Md.] : Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration, National Fire Data Center, [1991] OCLC Number: (OCoLC)76963871 Subject: Nursing homes — Fires and fire prevention. Excerpt: … USFA-TR-050 / March 1991 5 scenario, this group of residents who averaged 85 years of age, many with limited mobility, were put at a serious disadvantage by this categorization when an emergency situation arose. Other States, like Colorado, need to review their criteria and practices in this important area. Adequacy of inspections is another problem area spotlighted by this incident. Colorado currently has two inspectors for the entire State and 281 operational personal care homes. They range in size from three beds to several hundred, but most are twenty beds or smaller. The State Health Department Director is currently trying to arrange contracts with local county inspectors to maintain inspections on these facilities, but in the interim two inspectors are charged with the major portion of inspections in the State. The director indicates these are not trained building inspectors and have only a cursory amount of training in this area. The State Health Department Director makes the point that the bulk of these facilities are not in-line for any Federal aid and if forced to go with more stringent safety features, they would be forced to close. By comparison, numerous States, such as Virginia and Alabama, have made sprinklering of this type of facility mandatory, and it does not appear that financial constraints have hampered them. The Colorado Springs Fire Department is to be commended for their openness during USFA’s investiga-tion of this fire and their willingness to learn from this loss. They indicated they will implement into their plan a program of more stringent code enforcement as a result of lessons learned from this fire. The Colorado Springs Fire Department did a building inspection and outlined areas needing to be correc…

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6 Responses to Flash Flood in Colorado Springs, 06 June 2012

  1. sloan47 says:

    That storm was one of the worst I’ve ever seen.

  2. camp902 says:

    Omg finally someone posted one the storm is scaring me I had to go running to my friends house with my parents omg it is getting worse

  3. camp902 says:

    I heard the warnings and I literally started to say what r we going to do

  4. zeekle89 says:

    haha, and we didnt get a drop in cañon

  5. MrKevin1a says:

    Every time it rains really hard I go and check out this intersection. I’m not stupid enough to drive through it, but it’s just fascinating to see.

  6. Sapypriestdruiddk says:

    cal i rod o?
    

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