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Rain push home off foundation, destroy garage in De Beque; Tuesday's flood watch canceled


GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — A flash flood watch in parts of western Colorado has been cancelled for now, a day after heavy rain flooded homes in De Beque and streets around Mesa County.

The Daily Sentinel ( ) reports that a home was pushed off its foundations and a garage was destroyed in De Beque on Monday. Storms stalled over the Grand Valley, allowing rain to breached ditch banks and flowed through normally dry washes.

Grand Junction set a new rainfall record for the day with 1.2 inches falling at the city's airport, most of it in less than an hour. The previous record for Aug. 4 was just over half of an inch set back in 1897.

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