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Sep 15, 2011 5:57 PM by Matt Stafford

Recording damage from record rainfall

Record rainfall in El Paso County has city and county experts checking for damage around Colorado Springs.

News 5's Weather Team says Wednesday's rainfall created an all-time precipitation record for September 14th. The Colorado Springs Airport recorded 4.5 inches of rain in a 24-hour span. Mike and Mike say it's one of the biggest rainfalls in their recent memories.

City officials say Colorado Springs has a 400 mile drainage system that will take some time to check. They don't have a damage estimate yet.

Eastern El Paso County also had parts with water rushing over and washing away parts of the roads.

News 5 will have details on the damage on Thursday's evening newscasts.

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