Man Dies Under Mudslide in Colorado Floods
3 still missing
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2013 2:41 PM CDT
Volunteer rescuer Jesse Rochette searches the Fountain Creek flood waters for anyone trapped or stranded as another flash flood washes off the Waldo Canyon burn scar, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in Manitou,...   (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)

(Newser) – A man's body has been found buried under mud and several feet of debris following a flash flood in Manitou Springs, Colo., last night. An inch and a half of rain fell in the area between 5:30pm and 6pm, causing boulders and mud to flow through the same area in Waldo Canyon ravaged by wildfires last year. The body has not yet been publicly identified and a cause of death has not been announced, but police believe the man died in the floods, the Denver Post reports. Three others are still missing, say authorities: Juston Travis, 24, a man known only as Steve, and a woman " seen near the creek hanging in a tree one minute and not seen the next," reports CNN.

Flash flooding in Oklahoma City also claimed the life of a man yesterday: Vincent Brown, 60, was swept into a dram and drowned while trying to rescue his stranded daughter, reports the Oklahoman. His daughter, who was not injured, says she he waded through the water to help her escape from her car. She turned around to get some things from the car, and when she turned back, Brown was gone. His body was found in a drainage canal.

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Aug 11, 2013 10:35 AM CDT
You can't ignore those flush floods warnings, they are there for reason. The problem is that they are showing them on TV and how you notify people who are in danger zone already. I didn't see that happen yet.
Aug 10, 2013 5:58 PM CDT
The intense heat of the fire glazed the crumbly granite soil making it "hydrophobic." The water does not soak in anymore, it beads up and runs off. At this very moment (4:55 MDT) storm cells are beginning to pass over again. In an hour or so, the whole thing might be repeated. I am currently sitting no more than five miles from Manitou Springs (in Old Colorado City.)
Aug 10, 2013 4:50 PM CDT
1.5" of rain fell in a half an hour there? Why that's 72" of rain (6 feet) a day. Sounds like a lot of melted ice water in those rain clouds. Interesting.