The National Weather Service in Pueblo says Colorado Springs received a record breaking 3.16 inches of rain Monday. The old record, set more than a century ago in 1914, was 2.27 inches. The record-breaking day comes after a record-breaking month of May, which, for the most part, removed southern Colorado from lingering drought conditions.
The possibility of rain remains in the forecast for today and tomorrow. Colorado Springs is offering free empty sandbags to residents to help protect homes from potential flooding, available at four different fire stations. The bags can be filled for free with sand available in the parking lot at Wilson United Methodist Church on Flying W Ranch Road.
Empty sand bags are available at the following locations (while supplies last):
- Fire Station 5 - 2830 W. Colorado Ave.
- Fire Station 9 - 622 Garden of the Gods Rd.
- Fire Station 12 - 445 Rockrimmon Blvd.
- Fire Station 13 - 1475 Cresta Rd.
El Paso County is also making sandbags available at Security Fire Station 1, located at 400 Security Blvd.