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The 2013 Colorado floods were a series of natural disasters occurring in the U.S. state of Colorado.
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The 2013 Colorado floods were a series of natural disasters occurring in the U.S. state of Colorado.
Notable examples include the 1965 Denver Flood, the Big Thompson River flooding of 1976 and the 2013 Colorado floods.

Boulder High School

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This caused serious damage to buildings along the creek and the creek path such as Boulder High School.
The 2013 Colorado floods caused the school to be closed for several days.

Jamestown, Colorado

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Rainfall over five days in Boulder County exceeded the county's annual average. Three deaths have been confirmed in Boulder County. Over 1,600 were evacuated, with 262 homes destroyed and nearly 300 more damaged. Nearly 900 sqmi were damaged by flooding. Roads suffered extensive damage in Big Thompson Canyon and Buckhorn Canyon, with some sections completely washed away. Maps of the flooding are available on the Boulder County Government website. Jamestown experienced losses of 20% of homes and 50% of roads, with one fatality reported.
Jamestown was hit hard by the September 2013 Colorado floods when the town was isolated due to road damage from the rains and the flooding of James Creek.

Broomfield, Colorado

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Governor John Hickenlooper declared a disaster emergency on September 12, 2013, in 14 counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Washington and Weld.
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Boulder, Colorado

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Governor John Hickenlooper declared a disaster emergency on September 12, 2013, in 14 counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Washington and Weld.
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Lyons, Colorado

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The town of Lyons in Boulder County was isolated by the flooding of St. Vrain Creek, and several earth dams along the Front Range burst or were over-topped.
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Boulder County, Colorado

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Rainfall over five days in Boulder County exceeded the county's annual average. Three deaths have been confirmed in Boulder County. Over 1,600 were evacuated, with 262 homes destroyed and nearly 300 more damaged. Nearly 900 sqmi were damaged by flooding. Roads suffered extensive damage in Big Thompson Canyon and Buckhorn Canyon, with some sections completely washed away. Maps of the flooding are available on the Boulder County Government website. Jamestown experienced losses of 20% of homes and 50% of roads, with one fatality reported. The situation intensified on September 11 and 12. Boulder County was worst hit, with 9.08 in recorded September 12 and up to 17 in of rain recorded by September 15, which is comparable to Boulder County's average annual precipitation (20.7 inches, 525 mm).
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Glen Haven, Colorado

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Larimer County was also hit hard, with 1120 sqmi affected by flooding, and 1,500 homes and 200 businesses destroyed. An additional 4,500 homes and 500 businesses were estimated to be damaged. Extensive road damage in Big Thompson Canyon cut off-road access to the communities of Drake, Glen Haven, and Cedar Park. Three dams also failed in the county. Both U.S. Highway 36 and U.S. Highway 34, the major routes into the tourist town of Estes Park, were severely damaged. Hundreds of Estes Park residents were also isolated by the destruction of sections of Fish Creek Road and all nine crossings across Fish Creek. Damaged sewer lines dumped raw sewage down the creek and into the Big Thompson River.
In September 2013, approximately 80 percent of Glen Haven's downtown was destroyed in the 2013 Colorado floods.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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The state of Colorado began paying the National Guard for continuing relief efforts until the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could reimburse the State government at the end of the shutdown.
An example of NRCC activity is the coordination of emergency management activities that took place in connection with the 2013 Colorado floods.

Big Thompson River

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Rainfall over five days in Boulder County exceeded the county's annual average. Three deaths have been confirmed in Boulder County. Over 1,600 were evacuated, with 262 homes destroyed and nearly 300 more damaged. Nearly 900 sqmi were damaged by flooding. Roads suffered extensive damage in Big Thompson Canyon and Buckhorn Canyon, with some sections completely washed away. Maps of the flooding are available on the Boulder County Government website. Jamestown experienced losses of 20% of homes and 50% of roads, with one fatality reported. Larimer County was also hit hard, with 1120 sqmi affected by flooding, and 1,500 homes and 200 businesses destroyed. An additional 4,500 homes and 500 businesses were estimated to be damaged. Extensive road damage in Big Thompson Canyon cut off-road access to the communities of Drake, Glen Haven, and Cedar Park. Three dams also failed in the county. Both U.S. Highway 36 and U.S. Highway 34, the major routes into the tourist town of Estes Park, were severely damaged. Hundreds of Estes Park residents were also isolated by the destruction of sections of Fish Creek Road and all nine crossings across Fish Creek. Damaged sewer lines dumped raw sewage down the creek and into the Big Thompson River. The Big Thompson River begins around Estes Park in northern Colorado and flows east through the state into Big Thompson Canyon.
The canyon was just one of the many areas along the Front Range that were devastated in the September 2013 flood.

U.S. Route 36 in Colorado

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Larimer County was also hit hard, with 1120 sqmi affected by flooding, and 1,500 homes and 200 businesses destroyed. An additional 4,500 homes and 500 businesses were estimated to be damaged. Extensive road damage in Big Thompson Canyon cut off-road access to the communities of Drake, Glen Haven, and Cedar Park. Three dams also failed in the county. Both U.S. Highway 36 and U.S. Highway 34, the major routes into the tourist town of Estes Park, were severely damaged. Hundreds of Estes Park residents were also isolated by the destruction of sections of Fish Creek Road and all nine crossings across Fish Creek. Damaged sewer lines dumped raw sewage down the creek and into the Big Thompson River.
In early September 2013, a 31-mile section of US 36 from Estes Park to Boulder was closed due to damage from the 2013 Colorado floods.

Floods in Colorado

Floods in Colorado include the flood of 1844 which filled the South Platte valley from "bluff to bluff" to the recent Denver floods of 1965 and the 2013 Colorado floods.

H.R. 3174 (113th Congress)

The bill was written in response to the 2013 Colorado floods, which caused as much as $500 million worth of damage to Colorado's roads.

List of natural disasters in the United States

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It Could Happen Tomorrow

So far, the only scenario that has come true is the Colorado floods, which started on September 9, 2013.

Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014

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$450 million was allocated to help repair the damage in Colorado from the 2013 Colorado floods.

2013 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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* September 15's game against Colorado was canceled due to effects from the Boulder Creek flash floods.

All Hands And Hearts - Smart Response

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In September 2013, the group set up an operation in Northeast Colorado following massive flooding.

Sue Minter

She later served on President Barack Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, co-chaired the White House Task Force Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Resilience, and led a Vermont team which assisted with Colorado's response to major flooding in 2013.

2013 in the United States

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September 9–16 – In Colorado at least eight people are dead, 648 unaccounted for, and $2 billion in property losses from flooding.

Jennifer Francis

It is also her opinion that warming in the Arctic may be changing the jet stream, which, in turn, may be leading to abnormal weather patterns such as an unusually long winter in the United Kingdom, the 2013 Colorado floods, and the unusually cold conditions across much of the southern United States in early 2014.

List of floods

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2013 Colorado floods. At least four dead after floods in Colorado.

2013 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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* September 15's game against Fresno State was canceled due to effects from the Boulder Creek flash floods.