Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Eight Possibly Dead After Colorado Floods

Posted By on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Flood debris damaged a road in Boulder, Colo.
  • Photo: Wikipedia.org, AlmanacManiac
  • Flood debris damaged a road in Boulder, Colo.

Up to eight are dead after torrential rainfall saturated Colorado.

According to the Denver Post, three have died in Boulder County, two are dead in El Paso County, another in Clear Creek County and two are missing and presumed dead in Larimer County.

The rains, which began Sept. 9, were caused by a collision between a slow-moving cold front and warm, monsoonal air driving northward from the Gulf of Mexico. By Sept. 15, Boulder County, which was the most effected by the rainfall, had received up to 18 inches of rain.

Thus far, officials at the state emergency management office estimate that 17,994 homes have been damaged, 1,502 have been destroyed and 2,377 agricultural properties were in some way affected along a 200-mile stretch of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

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