07/20/2010 Colorado Springs, CO Urban Flooding

Severe storms formed near the foothills and I-25 corridor Tuesday afternoon as BNVN Weather Paparazzi Tony Laubach was there to witness the torrential rains in Colorado Springs, Colo, leading to flash flood warnings as 3-4 inches of rain fell in about an hour’s time. The storm was severe warned and even tornado-warned for a time, but no tornadoes were reported.

Video package opens up with two shots of low shelf clouds on top of Cheyenne Mountain west of Colorado Springs. Next shots are POV shots driving through flooded roads along Powers Blvd. on the east side of town.

After POV shots, a very cool shot of a BMW driving into on-rushing waters as the water gets pushed up and over the hood. Following shots of store keepers trying to prevent water from entering their buildings. Various other shots of traffic in the flood waters along Powers Blvd. Package ends with generic water shots.

This storm was part of the line of storms which caused the extreme turbulence and forced United Flight 967 to make an emergency landing in Denver, CO.