State of Emergency

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Heavy raining the past 24 hours are causing serious damage. Teller County has declared a state of emergency because of all the flooding.

In the Hayman burn area, a part of a road has washed away and chunks of land are giving way.

Teller County Sheriffs deputies say dams and ponds are at dangerous flooding levels. Many residents, like Lizbel Hart, say the past 24 hours have been a whirlwind.

"When I look, I say, oh my gosh, what happened. It was a whole river, a fast moving river."

The Sheriff's Office says deputies are working around the clock to monitor the flooding situation. The county could remain in the emergency state for the next 36 hours.


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