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...
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.