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Severe Weather 101 – Severe Weather Awareness Week wrap up

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 5:10am MDT

Over the past week we have highlighted some of the severe weather hazards that we face in Colorado every spring and summer in our Severe Weather 101 series.  The dangers these present are significant and not to be taken lightly. Tornadoes grab most of the headlines and certainly are a danger however others like lightning […]

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Severe Weather 101 – Floods and Flash Floods

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 5:10am MDT

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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Severe Weather Awareness Week in Colorado gets started

Sunday, April 16th, 2017 6:00am MDT

As is customary, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has declared this coming week Severe Weather Awareness Week.  This is an opportunity for the public to get reacquainted with the dangers severe weather presents in Colorado. Tornadoes, lightning, hail, severe wind and flooding are very real hazards that Coloradans face every year during severe weather season.  It […]

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A race against Mother Nature as officials send water cascading out of California’s Lake Oroville

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 3:08am MDT

OROVILLE, Calif. — With more storms expected to slam Northern California later this week, officials worked frantically Monday to drain water from brimming Lake Oroville in hopes of heading off a potentially catastrophic flood. The operators at America’s tallest dam found themselves in a precarious position Monday, with both of the spillways used to release […]

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Mississippi River is About to Have a Record Flood

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 6:21am MDT

The Mississippi River is flooding in a big way right now, at the wrong time of year, and is forecasted to match or break 22-year-old crest records over the next few days. Meteorologists are calling it “insane.” Over the next three to four days, the Mississippi is predicted to reach a crest height of 49.7 […]

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Over 100 dead in India floods

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 7:04am MDT

New Delhi (dpa) – More than 100 people have been killed, most of them in India’s eastern states, during heavy rains and floods over the past week, officials said Monday. More than 4 million people in 10,000 villages were affected in the states of West Bengal, Orissa and Manipur after cyclone Komen struck the region […]

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Aussie teens learn what type of flotation device not to use in a flooding river

Friday, January 21st, 2011 3:47pm MDT

Sometimes you just can’t save people from themselves.  With Australia battling flooding across four of its states, emergency officials have had their hands full providing relief and rescuing those affected by the disaster.  The Natural Disasters Examiner reports about how the decision by a young couple to test the floodwaters with inflatable sex dolls earlier this […]

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Australian floods continue unabated flooding hundreds of thousands of square miles

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 4:58pm MDT

The death toll from the relentless flooding in Queensland, Australia continues to climb as four people were killed in a flash flood.  The rising waters have inundated an area covering hundreds of thousands of square miles and now threaten the city of Brisbane.  The most recent fatalities, two adults and two children, occurred near the […]

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NASA satellites capture images of deadly flooding in Pakistan

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 2:09pm MDT

While Colorado has witnessed some pretty good rain showers in recent days due to the monsoon season, it is nothing compared to what Pakistan is experiencing.  Seemingly endless monsoonal rains have flooded hundreds of thousands of acres in Pakistan that were easily spotted by NASA satellites. The floods, said to be the worst in the […]

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34 years ago today – the Big Thompson Flood remembered

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

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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