Thunderstorms cause flooding in southern Utah
ENOCH, Utah – Officials in southern Utah say up to 50 homes were flooded after a thunderstorm rolled through the region.
Enoch police Sgt. Mike Berg said there were different levels of damage throughout the city after the storms came through Friday night.
He said nearly 1,000 volunteers showed up to help the Iron County Emergency Management team fill sandbags as heavy rains flowed from the foothills to the streets, leaving two inches of rain in some basements.
KSL-TV reported that streets in Cedar City also were flooded by the 5:30 p.m. downpour and at least one roadway was closed because of mud, water and rocks.
No one was injured and the American Red Cross was assisting one displaced family with housing, clothing and food.
Part of Denver airport’s tent roof to be unhooked
DENVER – A portion of Denver International Airport’s iconic tent roof will be unhooked from the ground as workers make way for a new train station and 500-room hotel.
KUSA-TV reported that tension from the cables on the south end of Jeppesen Terminal’s roof will be transferred to two temporary steel towers.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will remove the final pin holding the cables in place during a ceremony Aug. 29.
DIA’s South Terminal Redevelopment Project is scheduled for completion in 2016.
Residents start rebuilding after northern Colorado fire
FORT COLLINS – Residents are starting the process of rebuilding after June’s wildfire west of Fort Collins that scorched 136 square miles and destroyed 259 homes.
The Coloradoan reported that eight building permits have been issued by Larimer County for the fire area.