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Posts Tagged ‘Big Thompson Flood’

Severe Weather 101 – Floods and Flash Floods

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 5:05am MST

For much of Colorado, floods and flash floods present a grave danger to life and property. These usually are the result of one of two things – spring snow melt occurring rapidly or a severe thunderstorm. Colorado is very susceptible to flash flooding and these occur somewhere every year in the state. The waters from […]

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34 years ago today – the Big Thompson Flood remembered

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 12:00pm MST

July 31, 1976 started like most other summer days in Colorado. It was 1976 and the nation was celebrating its bicentennial and Colorado was celebrating its centennial. What should have been a quiet summer day quickly turned disastrous as the Big Thompson Flood killed more than 100 people in Colorado’s deadliest natural disaster. In terms […]

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