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Posts Tagged ‘Flash Flood’

Severe Weather 101 – Severe Weather Awareness Week wrap up

Saturday, April 16th, 2022 5:00am 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 13th, 2022 5:05am 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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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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Flooding in southeastern U.S. claims eight lives

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 11:29am MDT

The governor of Georgia issued a state of emergency on Tuesday morning as the death toll from flooding in the area continued to climb. Some areas near Atlanta reported up to 20 inches of rain in recent days as creeks and rivers ran over their banks flooding entire communities and even sending the Six Flags […]

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Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week highlights weather dangers in the state

Monday, April 20th, 2009 7:21am MDT

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

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