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.
President Bush's tight budget could delay the cleanup of mustard gas at the Pueblo Chemical Depot by up to a year.
The President’s budget released Monday would give the depot $4.9 million in fiscal 2005. The depot was expecting $151.6 million.
The money would have been used to start construction on a plant to neutralize the mustard gas. About 2,600 tons of mustard gas are stored at the depot.
"It's very necessary that this community have those weapons destroyed that that land be returned to us and we can move forward from here,” says Pueblo County Board Chairperson Loretta Kennedy.