Flooding can be a major problem in Colorado

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Note: March 12 through 18 is Flood and Wildfire Safety Week in Colorado. This is the second article in a series on safety and preparedness. See Sunday's overview here.

In September 2013, heavy rain fell over a large area of the foothills south to the Pikes Peak Region, resulting in flash flooding. Much of the water that fell across northeast Colorado eventually ended up in the South Platte River, with major river flooding occurring from Greeley to the state line.  

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Coming to Southeast Colorado

The National Weather Service in Pueblo provides SKYWARN weather spotter preparedness and training.  Typically, the sessions are scheduled from late March through early May each year, and are a cooperative effort of local government officials and the National Weather Service.  The sessions are free of charge and usually open to everyone unless noted.

Participants receive information about:

- latest hot topics about National Weather Service

- when and how to report severe weather