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.