Flash flood warning issued, includes Fort Collins

Map of the Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan ...
Map of the Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan Statistical Area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The National Weather Service released a flash flood warning for central Larimer county, which includes Fort Collins, until 4:45 p.m. Friday night.

The report warns of flooding and possible landslides in streams, creeks, culverts and roads within the High Park Fire burn area.

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Flooding across highway 14 at mile marker 105 in Poudre Canyon near Stove Prairie,  has already been reported by the Sheriff’s department at 1:50 p.m., according to the statement.

For those within the area of possibly flooding, the report urges movement to higher ground as fast as possible.

See the report below.

See flooding, felled trees, or have questions? Text them to 970-430-5547 or news@collegian.com.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL LARIMER COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO…

* UNTIL 445 PM MDT

* AT 152 PM MDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS
ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* LARIMER SHERIFF REPORTED FLOODING ACROSS HIGHWAY 14 AT MILE
MARKER 105 AT 150 PM MDT.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
MISHAWAKA AND BUCKHORN MOUNTAIN.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF CREEKS…STREAMS…ROADS
AND CULVERTS IN THE HIGH PARK BURN AREA. SOME AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE
RIST CANYON…BUCKHORN CREEK…REDSTONE CANYON…STOVE PRAIRIE…AND
GULCHES DRAINING INTO THE POUDRE CANYON ALONG HIGHWAY 14. ROCK
SLIDES OR DEBRIS FLOWS CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED ACROSS ROADS IN THE BURN
AREA.

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.