Monday, January 09, 2017

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The Colorado floods took eight lives and did $2 billion in damages.

The Big Thompson River experienced peak flow rates near Loveland, CO of 4,500 CFS (CFS - Cubic Feet per Second) or (127.43 cubic meters per second) before the measuring gauge was destroyed by floodwaters.

September 13, 2013

...JUDY WOODRUFF: Thousands of people in Colorado (click here) faced a flooded landscape today, after days of heavy rain that triggered flash floods. The casualty count stood at three dead and 17 others still unaccounted for.
We get a report from NewsHour producer Mary Jo Brooks.

MARY JO BROOKS: Walls of muddy brown water poured down mountainsides today. That added to floods that have already inundated towns along Colorado’s Front Range.

WOMAN: We have lived in this area for 32 years. Never has the creek gone. It’s gone over, but it’s never flooded. This, I would consider a 100-year flood for us.

GOV. JOHN HICKENLOOPER, D-Colo.: A foot-and-a-half or two feet of water doesn’t look like it’s life-threatening, but it is. It’s different than normal water.

MARY JO BROOKS: Governor John Hickenlooper had those words of warning this morning for residents of his drenched state, where roads are washed out, communities are cut off and thousands are being urged to leave.

GOV. JOHN HICKENLOOPER: You have got to recognize that this — this water is filled with debris and sand, and it is almost like liquid cement. And it can — even just a foot-and-a-half of water can knock people over and you can be swept away....

Governor Brown and Governor Ducey needs to consider the PREDICTIONS and declare a State of Emergency now.