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The Spring Creek Fire led to a massive burn scar which has the potential for historical flooding in Huerfano County, La Veta and Walsenburg. Extensive flooding has already occurred in Pass Creek and Middle Creek on July 23, 2018
Federal and State experts say there is a 100% chance of some flooding in Walsenburg due to the Spring Fire burn scar. There is also a significant probability of a major flooding event occuring in any given year for the next 6 years. The only question is when it is going to happen and how severe this potentially life-threatening event will be.
Over 400 homes and properties may be subject to emergency evacuation and when flooding occurs in La Veta, the residents of Walsenburg could have a mere 2 1/2 hours advance notice.
It is essential to PREPARE NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
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