Poudre flooding updates: 1 dead, 2 missing after debris sweeps through Poudre Canyon - Coloradoan
Jul 21, 2021 2 mins, 48 secs

Tuesday night's flooding in the Poudre Canyon left a trail of destruction — and more flooding is possible Wednesday afternoon.

One woman is confirmed dead and two men are confirmed missing, Larimer County Sheriff's Office Capt.

Shellhammer said at least five houses in the Black Hollow area were totaled and a private bridge at Profile Rock Road was damaged in Tuesday's flash flood, called the Black Hollow Flood by county emergency officials.

Ripped up trees and damaged homes: See the Poudre Canyon flooding.

Colorado Highway 14 along the Poudre River, also known as Poudre Canyon Highway, remains closed from Rustic up to Cameron Pass.

A flash flood watch is in effect from noon to 8 p.m.

Larimer County Sheriff's Office first received reports of flooding in the Poudre Canyon around 4:45 p.m.

The bulk of the destruction happened after a mudslide near Black Hollow Road pushed "a large amount of debris" into the Poudre Canyon around 6 p.m., the sheriff's said. .

The mudslide destroyed at least five structures and damaged the road. Emergency crews in the canyon warned residents and visitors that danger was coming, the sheriff's office said. .

Search operations are also underway to locate two other adults that have been confirmed missing in the flood, which has been called the Black Hollow Flood by county emergency officials.

As Northern Colorado reels from Tuesday night's destructive flooding in the Poudre Canyon, the threat of continued thunderstorms and heavy rain in the area loom throughout the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service. .

A flash flood watch for parts of Larimer and Grand counties — including the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome Fire burn scars — will remain in effect from noon to 8 p.m.

Larimer County Sheriff's Office is advising that no one raft, kayak the Poudre River due to hazardous conditions and has asked the commercial rafting companies not to operate Wednesday, Capt.

One woman is confirmed dead and two men are confirmed missing, Larimer County Sheriff's Office Capt.

That rain drained into the Black Hollow area and created a debris dam that burst, causing flash flooding and mudslides. .

Poudre Valley REA crews restored power to approximately 30 members Tuesday night after flash flooding in the Poudre Canyon but relief could take much longer for 101 others, the power provider said in a Facebook post Wednesday.

Gateway Natural Area, located 15 miles west of Fort Collins where the North Fork of the Poudre River meets the main river, is closed until further notice, Fort Collins Natural Areas tweeted Wednesday. .

Debris from Tuesday's flooding has made its way downriver to Fort Collins along the Poudre Trail, city of Fort Collins said Wednesday morning.

What we know: Poudre Canyon flooding

The conditions that led to Tuesday's flooding could get a repeat Wednesday, with a flash flood watch in effect from noon until 8 p.m. 

It stripped and blackened the mountainsides of Larimer County, leaving the area vulnerable to flash flooding during rainfall

Colorado sees monsoonal patterns in late July that often cause flash flooding, such as the 1997 Spring Creek Flood in Fort Collins and the 1976 Big Thompson Flood

Few places in the fire's burn scare are in as much peril from potential flooding as the property in the Upper Buckhorn Canyon, according to the Larimer County Office of Emergency Management


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