Skip to comments.Colorado Flash Flooding Prompts Evacuations, Kills 1
Posted on 09/12/2013 3:25:37 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Days of heavy rains caused flash flooding in Colorado's Boulder County early Thursday that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead.
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I live downtown, 6.6” last night and it just started again. The grounds been saturated since yesterday.
I’ve had standing water in my yard since noon yesterday, sump pumps running full time, pumping it out so it can flow back in. Got a bucket on the kitchen floor, not sure where the leak is.
Cat’s been on the front porch, and the dog isn’t happy about his ‘drop zone’ being flooded.
We’ll see if I can make it up the Diag to Longmont for work.
I have a covered walkway out the front; taking dogs that way periodically. Front and back lawns under inches of water. And for the chihuahuas I have my stash of pee pads.
Have not heard an update. Am hearing more water coming down St. Vrain.
More rain coming from the South-SouthEast...
Have decided that risking crossing the St. Vrain to get to work is not an acceptable risk today.
This would be a blast if it were a snow storm, feet and feet of snow.
Have leftists tried to blame this on the recall yet?
Back in the 90’s I lived on the St. Vrain about 5 miles out of Lyons going toward Estes Park. I was about 40’ above the water line but distinctly remember Memorial Day of ‘95 when the houses across the river from me started loading in their cars just as the water peaked.
Probably never a good idea to build on the flood plain of a narrow canyon.
Today I’m at 9494’ feet in the Southern Rockies and no so concerned about flooding.
Get some CU Boulder students up there to put their fingers in any holes that open up
No, but liberal Boulder County Sheriff doing a press conference, he is in complete shock. Every drainage area in the county is flooding. They can’t find ways around to get to those in danger. Lyons has lost water and sewer, people are up the mountains, but no way to get rescue into them. US 36 has washed out in the canyon above Lyons, that is still heading into Longmont.
According to my weather station, we have received 5 inches of rain since midnight...if it were cold enough we’d have 3-4 feet of snow...depending on how cold it was...DREAMING of SNOW!!
Oh, also described the debris dams that are holding back water walls of water 6-8’ deep.
My parents were living in Loveland in the mid 70s when the Big Thompson flood killed 144 people.
I had a buddy who almost died in that flood. He was coming down for our wedding rehearsal and dinner.
Governor making a disaster declaration. work started sending home non-essential staff.
Surge of water coming down Fourmile Creek in Boulder, alert in Longmont, if you are along the Left Hand Creek, move to higher ground now.
I’ve got 3” of water in my cellar, only thing down there is my water heater and furnace. They’re both flooded.
The one pump wasn’t keeping up, I waded through till I found the spare pump and got it going. There’s no place too pump it, not enough hose to get it out to the street, so I’m pumping into the yard so it can flow back in.
There’s not a pump for sale anywhere in Boulder County.
The flood sirens have been on for a couple of hours, they say the creek has peaked. I’m in the Goose Creek FP, it’s working .
My house was built in 1924, first floor is 3” above grade, doesn’t help the root cellar.
#boulderflood on twitter
Scanner chatter that rescuers have made contact with 5 survivors along Longmont Dam Road.
Twitter post: Firefighter rescued.
Twitter post of a landslide in Boulder Canyon.
Scanner: Meadow Dam is breaking, expect a lot of water (this will be the St. Vrain).
Good news & bad. Thank you. I’ve been through there twice. I remember seeing a documentary of the flooding catastrophes that have, and still could, happen there. Prayers for all.