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5 things you need to know: August 21, 2019

Posted at 8:26 AM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 10:26:58-04

Good morning southern Colorado! Here are the five things you need to know to start your Wednesday.

Severe weather with flooding and large hail possible today

Large hail, heavy rain with flash flooding, strong winds, and cloud to ground lightning are the biggest storm threats this afternoon.

Trump administration plans to end limits on child detention

The so-called Flores agreement requires the government to keep children in the least restrictive setting possible and to release them generally after 20 days in detention. The Department of Homeland Security is moving to end the long-standing federal court agreement.

Fire extinguished at Drake Power plant

The Colorado Springs Fire Department is investigating a fire at the Martin Drake Power Plant forced employees to evacuate Tuesday night. The power supply was not affected and no injuries were reported.

CDOT asks for your opinion about future transportation projects

CDOT is asking for your input on which projects and priorities the state should be looking to tackle over the next 10 years. Colorado residents can take the survey, which asks them to rank their transportation priorities and use an interactive map to drop pins on problem areas around the state.

UCHealth to break ground on new medical building

UCHealth will break ground on a new medical building in Colorado Springs Wednesday morning near the UCCS campus.