Photos of the Colorado Floods

The flooding first struck in north east Colorado on September 12th 2013. So far 15 different counties in Colorado have been affected. A Federal State of Emergency has been declared for Boulder, Larimer and El Paso counties.

Colorado Floods Summary (as of September 16th 2013)

  • 5 people killed in the floods
  • 19,000 homes damaged or destroyed
  • 1,253 people still missing
  • Number of fatalities expected to rise
  • President declares a federal state of emergency for Boulder, Larimer, and El Paso counties
  • 1000s of flood victims needed to be airlifted to safety
  • FEMA deploy rescue teams
  • 20 military helicopters engaged in rescue operations
  • 400 helicopter rescue missions made
  • Largest airlift rescue operation since Katrina in 2005
  • 15 counties in north Colorado affected
  • Flood waters cover 2,000 square miles
  • 11,000 people evacuated
  • Further storms to come
  • Rainfall expected to continue until Tuesday September 17th