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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CU Boulder, Boulder schools closed, St. Vrain Valley Schools closed.
Yeah, I work right on the St. Vrain, and I didn’t think it was that bad yesterday. Walked out of work commenting that I might get a bit wet on walk to car, but it wasn’t bad. But, as I got near home, emergency alerts started for flooding in Erie, that 2.5 inches had fallen in a matter of minutes; just south of me. And they were starting to report 6” of rain in the mtns west of us.
Thank you for posting that link. Strangely enough, the tragedy does not have its own Wikipedia page...
Local rainfall at my weather station is showing 0.5 - 1.0 inch per hour with some variations since 2200h last night.
Hope you can see local weather station HERE
I am 2 exits north of 119 and I-25. We have had 2” since midnight. On high land here, but to get anywhere we would have to go through very low spots.
Been listening to that. Left Hand Canyon is a mess. Debris dams keep collapsing and sending walls of water out.
I pray for the people in the area.
More clarity around activity in Left Hand Canyon, firefighter was caught in flood, was able to get out of vehicle and climb tree before vehicle was swept away. Saw a 15’ wall of water, but narrow area of canyon, they think the wall widened and is not as deep as it exits canyon. saw another wall of water. And has now reported the tree he is in may be falling.
LIVE TV News in Boulder http://www.9news.com/
Wow. Prayers up for everybody there.
Nothing like getting a quarter of our annual rain in 3 days.
Longmont flooding along the St. Vrain.
It is amazing to live here. But, we have had quite a bit of moisture this summer; the ground isn’t that dry, so that is probably making this a bit worse.
The Rockies, which are naturally rather dry, have been getting very wet the last couple of weeks. The terrain makes this volume of water a real risk.
Plus, people have been building fancy homes in those pretty places next to ‘dry’ river beds. Ooops.
I am amazed at some of the places people put houses. Between flooding and forest fire these places are destined for disaster.
Daybreak. Video is breathtaking.
Any update on him?
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