1 Dead, 2 Missing After Flash Flood Rips Through Larimer County, Colorado

1 Dead, 2 Missing After Flash Flood Rips Through Larimer County, Colorado


bank-to-bank debris flow

A flash flood ripped through Larimer County, Colorado yesterday evening that has left one person dead, and two missing as of this morning. Heavy rains fell on burn scars from the Cameron Peak Fire which flooded the Cache la Poudre River and caused devastation in the area.

Witness James Czarnecki told CBS4:

“I was astounded at how fast the river went from being completely clear, a normal day on the river, to a condition to where there was bank-to-bank debris flow and the water had risen two-and-a-half feet in a matter of 15-20 seconds,” said Czarnecki. “I don’t think people understand how flash floods can work. This was the first one I had seen and I was astounded by it.”

Czarnecki took multiple videos of the flash flood that have been compiled in the CBS This Morning clip below. You can clearly see the river is filled with muck and debris as it raged on.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of the deceased.



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