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"Biblical Flooding" in Parts of Colorado
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"Biblical Flooding" in Parts of Colorado

Parts of Colorado are trying to clean up from what some in the meteorology community are calling "Biblical Flooding". This video is from the infamous Big Thompson canyon, the same canyon that had one of the worst flooding events in American history in 1976. If you scroll and look below you will see exactly why this area is prone to major flooding events. When rain falls in Drake, just up the river, the only place the water has to go is down the Big Thompson. In certain heavy rain events is creates major problems!! With this flooding event parts of the area received over 10 inches of rain in less than 24 hours! 

The Big Thompson flood of 1976 killed 143 people, destroyed over 400 homes and cars, and took out more than 50 businesses. A stationary thunderstorm at the top of the river dumped more than 3/4 of that areas annual rainfall in 6 hours. The result was a 18 foot tall water than literally came out of nowhere and traveled at 20mph!!

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