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)
State health officials are asking Coloradans to make sure there is plenty of ventilation when cleaning storage areas, barns, cabins or trailers this spring to avoid Hantavirus, which has already killed one person this year.
The 22-year-old Adams County man died Jan. 11. Health officials did not release his name.
Hantavirus is transmitted when people inhale mist or dust from contaminated deer mouse feces, urine or saliva. Victims usually experience flu-like symptoms and can require hospitalization and ventilation within 24 hours.
State officials say it kills 30 percent of the people infected.