A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for *ALL* of southeast Colorado from 2pm Tuesday until 3am Wednesday. Storms will be capable of producing very heavy rain not only near area burn scars but across the region. Stay with the 11 Breaking Weather Team and follow all social media outlets for updates throughout the afternoon and evening. (@KKTV11 Weather, @KKTV 11 News)
Colorado officials are still begging for money to help repair the damage of last year's wildfires.
Sen. Michael Bennet and Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach on Friday visited a ranch decimated by the Waldo Canyon Fire to try to keep pressure on Congress to provide relief to Colorado and other western states that burned in 2012.
Bennet said Friday that "political games" have delayed the $20 million necessary to repair Colorado's badly burnt watersheds. Republicans in the House of Representatives stripped funds to repair wildfire damage from the Superstorm Sandy relief package in January.
Bennet, Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Jared Polis are urging the federal department of Housing and Urban Development to release money to replace the lost relief funds.
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