Woman in critical condition after being pulled from flooded basement in Englewood

DENVER — A second day of severe weather brought flooding across the Denver metro area and critically wounded an Englewood basement apartment dweller who was pulled from her flooded apartment amid pounding rain.

The storm drenched parts of Littleton and Englewood, causing significant street flooding in some areas. Several cars were seen stuck in several feet of water on Oxford Avenue just under the RTD light rail bridge at Santa Fe. 

The downpour not only flooded streets and intersections, but people's basements and yards as well. A woman living in a basement apartment in Englewood was transported to the hospital after the basement filled with at least 8 feet of rain water.

The woman is listed in critical condition. Officials have not said what caused her injuries.

A tenant who lives above the basement apartment told Denver7 she heard pounding and someone screaming for help. She went down to the basement to try to help the trapped woman, but she couldn't even locate the door because of the water level.

Dive teams were dispatched and did not locate another person in the basement. 

Around 6p.m., thunderstorms producing heavy rain moved east across the metro area, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for Littleton, Centennial and Aurora.

More strong thunderstorms are likely to develop over eastern Colorado, including the Denver Metro area by mid-afternoon Wednesday. Large hail, very heavy rain and intense lightning will be the primary threats.


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