A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
Researchers at the Heritage Foundation -- a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. obtained the computer modeling software from the Defense Department and simulated various scenarios.
One simulation assumed terrorists in a small airplane release 440,000 of military-grade powdered anthrax over downtown Denver.
The simulation showed over the next 24 hours the spores would blow 126 miles eastward and expose more than 812,000 people and it assumed if no one was treated medically about half a million would die.
Threat assessment specialist Dexter Ingram demonstrated the modeling at a homeland security conference in Colorado Springs and says it's one of the tools experts use to assess threats.