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.
A new report says that nearly a thousand calls for urgent state welfare or Medicaid benefits remain unresolved following problems with Colorado's new computer system.
The computer system has been blamed for causing a backlog of nearly 30,000 people waiting to find out if they can receive benefits. District Judge John Coughlin ordered the state to reduce its backlog by 40 percent and open a phone bank to help people with emergencies within five days.
Coughlin originally set a deadline of today for the state to reduce its backlog and provide proof. He has agreed to give the state until March seventh to provide its report.
Rhonda Bentz is a spokeswoman for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. She says some cases have taken a while to resolve because the state has to track down information with the applicant or with the county where they live.
The $200 million Colorado Benefits Management System went online on September first even though county workers had complained of glitches.