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    Colorado interstate closed indefinitely following mudslides

    After a mudslide stranded over 100 motorists overnight and indefinitely shutdown a major interstate in Colorado on Thursday, the state is preparing to issue a state and federal disaster declaration.

    Crews are still cleaning up the impacted area of I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Canyon where the mudslides occurred, and there is currently no estimate as to when the section of the interstate will reopen.

    "The monsoon weather patterns means this threat is ongoing," Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said during a press conference on Monday. "Today's hail and rain could potentially do additional slides and we're not out of the woods yet with regards to additional damage."

    He added that they won't know the extent of the damage until the debris is cleared and that there were some areas that were under 10 feet or more of mud. Due to the extent of the damage, the state would also be seeking aid at a federal level.

    "We are also readying a state disaster declaration and a request for a federal declaration with the Biden administration," Polis announced on Monday in an update on the damage. "Glenwood Canyon is majestic, but its majestic nature makes for challenges when it comes to infrastructure, especially in the face of catastrophic climate change affecting states across the West. We have extensive damage to I-70 in multiple locations in Glenwood Canyon, and the monsoon weather pattern means this threat is ongoing."


    The mudslide occurred on Thursday night amid heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. A flash flood warning had previously been issued for the area earlier in the evening, closing the interstate. However, it reopened when the warning expired at 6 p.m., local time, according to an operational report from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

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    My garage got flooded. So mad.

    The way my driveway was laid down with asphalt is that it all comes down towards the 2 car garage, and then to the corner garden - makes sense. However, despite having a drainage system set up in front of the garage, the freak 1 hour downpour of rain is too much for it to drain in time and the water ends up in my garage. Inside also is a drain - but I have a garage gym set up there, so the water is a big problem going in at all for any period.

    Garage door padding never is 100% so now only recourse is adding 3-6 inches of cement, basically building a small wall by the door to contain the freak rains.
     
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    Can't you dig a drainage trench across the front of the door and cover it with grating. Drain it off somewhere.
     
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    Yes that's already in place. That's the annoying part. The water goes so high and doesn't give time for it to drain off, which is designed to.

    This isn't any hard rain (which it handles easily), it's biblical torrential flash flooding for 1 to 2 hours, never seen it before.
     
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    so humid (too humid) to me is anything over 30% I prefer 16%. I know, you live in a lot more humid area than I do. I lived in Georgia and Virginia for a few years and it was miserable, Virginia worse than Georgia because of the pollution from the paper mill.

    I am a desert rat, grew up in high desert where the average humidity used to be about 9%. So 100 degrees F isn't as bad as it would be where you are. 85 degrees is spring and fall temperatures though we have had less than 90 degrees the last week and a half. More cloudy days in the last year than in the previous ten.
     
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    Would a tube/snake sandbag in front of the garage be helpful?
     
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    Yeah I do prefer a more humid climate but not so humid that fungus and mold start growing everywhere lol, that's too much...Like that trip to the mountains recently, 80 percent humidity was the average, too much for me, but thankfully the temperatures were lower, so it didn't feel hot...Waking up in the tent and my blanket is damp from all the humidity, ugh...

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    Two people are killed and 30 rescued from their rooftops amid catastrophic flooding sparked by monsoon rains in Arizona

    Two people are confirmed dead and 30 others had to be rescued from their rooftops after heavy monsoon rains sparked major flooding in Maricopa County, Arizona. The flooding swept away entire homes and cars as it ripped through Gila Bend on Friday night.

    Resident Brittany Ortiz captured the aftermath on video, showing the water that moved her mother's home by 12 feet and sunk the family's car and truck.

    The monsoon caused major damage across the Valley, with some areas in and around the Maricopa County town of Gila Bend seeing nearly two inches of rain in a 24-hour period, Arizona's Family reports. MCSO Capt. Joe Dietrich confirmed that a woman in her 50s drowned in the floodwaters. A second victim died in their vehicle after it was captured by the rushing floodwaters.

    Authorities eventually discovered the vehicle upside down, however the department hasn't released any names as of Saturday. MSCO deputies had received a call around 4am Saturday to help with search and rescue efforts in Gila Bend. Dietrich said the department rescued around 30 people who had been stranded on their rooftops after extreme flash flooding surrounded their homes.

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