Northern Colorado is suffering what some experts are calling a "1 in 100 year flood". The popular Big Thompson Canyon area has been evacuated leaving The popular ski resort of Estes Park almost cut off.
The Big Thompson Canyon area was the scene of a horrific flood in 1976 that killed 144 people.
Emergency crews are scattered all over the region, from Loveland to Poudre Canyon, Lyons, Longmont, Aurora, Denver and a dozen other towns. Emergency crews report building are beginning to collapse in Jamestown.
Emergency Shelters have been set up in Loveland, Lyons and Estes Park.
The U.S. Coast Guard is sending in emergency search and rescue helicopters to aid in evacuations. The Colorado National Guard has also been called into help. One of their first tasks was get FEMA representatives into the flooded areas so they could make adjustments.
Denver International Airport has had to delay flights.
The Cheyenne Chapter of the Salvation Army is on emergency standby to help with the crisis.
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