Severe flooding and hail in Colorado Springs leaves behind lots of damage


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Severe flooding and a lot of hail left many neighborhoods around town in bad shape Monday afternoon.

“Welcome to Colorado buttercup, that’s how it is,” said David Williams, a 30-year resident of Colorado Springs.

Flooding across town swallowed up several cars creating a mess many people have never seen.

“I think it’s pretty cool,” said Williams. “It’s incredible.”

“It’s never gotten this bad but around this area and a couple other areas — yeah it’s crazy to see it,” said Alex Valdez.

The flooding was so strong in some neighborhoods that it actually moved cars.

“I just looked out the window about 1:30 p.m. and I seen my car floating down the street,” said Lachelle Montgomery. “Then it kind of like turned around and thank God that tree is right there because if it wasn’t, I think that my car would be inside of my house right there.”

Several inches of pea-sized hail shut down streets leaving behind stranded cars and not a whole lot to do about it.

“Well it’s deep enough around here, these people aren’t going anywhere for a while so I would stay off the roads, definitely,” said Williams.

“It’s just mother nature,” said Valdez. “Like it sucks because you can’t do nothing about it. People’s cars getting messed up, a cracked windshield or dents — there’s just nothing you can do about it.”

For those hit with the heavy flooding, they say they’re grateful it didn’t do more damage.

“I’m lucky, yeah I’m lucky,” said Montgomery. “I’m sure it will be totaled out but it’s materialistic so it can be replaced so I’m lucky for that.”

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