Flood!

August 3, 2007 at 6:03 am

Well, last night we had somewhere between 2 and 5 inches of rain in about 2 hours, and Fort Collins saw another series of flash floods. The last time this happend several people died, and the town had to rebuild the drainage system to better handle these large amounts of rain.

  • As far as I’ve read this morning, nobody got hurt or killed last night. Some houses were damaged and traffic was definitely snarled. There’s a nice story in the Coloradoan.

  • Here’s a link to the storm reports for the area.
  • And here’s a link to a precipitation map of the state. You might have to choose the date “8/3/07” to see the heavy rain event. It’s really interesting how localized our precipitation is out here. It was like one storm that just sat and dumped on our town
  • Mark and I weathered the storm just fine. Our house stayed dry, but the grassy drainage in front of our building was filled to the brim last night. There’s a photo below! For comparison, here’s a shot of what our house normally looks like. With the water up to the bottom of the bridge, we estimate that the pool was almost 6ft deep in some places!

Flood