Monday, July 31, 2006

30 years later...

Today is the 30th year after the Big Thompson Flood. It would probably not be memorable for me as I was living in Iowa at the time except.... A vacationing couple that lived down the road from my parents were killed.

It was caused by a series of weather and natural incidents, including depris in the Big Thompson that built a dam and a stalled cell above the mouth of the canyon. That day, 144 people were killed. The link above has an interesting presentation about that day.

1 comment:

Carol Ann said...

I actually did a whole research paper on the Big Thompson Flood while attending Regis...very interesting reports about what went wrong with the warning systems!