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.
There was another huge round of layoffs Friday at WorldCom's offices in Colorado Springs. The bankrupt company handed out pink slips to 500 employees. Nationwide, 3,000 workers lost their jobs.
On Friday morning, 500 WorldCom workers got the news they didn't want to hear. They had to pack up their stuff and leave immediately. Dozens of workers were called into a 9 o'clock meeting. And that's when the found out who was on the list.
The laid-off workers will get a severence package. It will vary between 6 weeks and 6 months, depending on tenure.
This is the second round of layoffs this year. In June, 500 other workers lost their jobs. An official with WorldCom says these layoffs will not affect service to customers.