The flooding is no where near contained and rain continues to fall with expectations of heavy rainfall later today, tonight and possibly tomorrow. The flooding Thompson River has already washed out parts of Highway 34 and waters are likely to rush to town.
Not to make light of any of the recent disasters that have happened around our great state, but as time goes by it is easy to forget about the worst natural disaster in Colorado history. It was 36 years ago today on July 31st, 1976 that the Big Thompson River flooded and took 144 peoples lives.
Hot weekend temperatures across Northern Colorado have caused the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Advisory for area rivers. Drive through Weld County near the Poudre and you'll find barricades ready for use in case high water causes road closures.