Oct 25 2013

2013 Colorado Flood Video Tour

We are still busy assisting multiple entities in Northern Colorado respond and recover from the historic flooding in September.  Long term plans are still forming, but it appears we may be working on some flood recovery for the next 2-3 years.  There are a lot of videos showing the flooding and post flood destruction online.  Below is a collection of videos from multiple locations around Northern Colorado during the flooding.  Next week we will post some post-flooding videos.

During Flooding

Cache la Poudre River near Fort Collins (mute sound)


Fish Creek Estes Park


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Oct 21 2013

A Few Good Reads (10/21/13): Flooding in North India, Flooding Continues in Thailand, Roads Slowly Start to Open in Colorado

This week: Deadly floods slowly receding in India after Typhoon Phailin, the flooding continues in Thailand, 120 bridges needing repair after the Colorado flooding, CDOT and contractors working hard to reopen damaged roads by December 1, and the post flood Ghost towns in the Big Thompson Canyon.

North East India Floods Update (FloodList)


Floods are reported as receding across the state, although Baliapal and Bhogarai in Balasore district were still suffering.

  • 17 have died in floods. 21 died as a result of Cyclone Phailin
  • Worst hit areas are Ganjam, Balasore and Mayurbhanj
  • There have been reports of medicine shortages in affected flooded areas
  • Also a rise in occurrences of snake bites reported

Despite the successful evacuations which so reduced the impact of the Phailin, many of those currently suffering in flooded areas of Odisha said officials had not warned them about the floods.


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Oct 14 2013

A Few Good Reads (10/14/13): Phailin Hits India, Southeast Asia Prepares for Nari, and Colorado Repairs Continue

This week: Flooding in the aftermath of Typhoon Phailin in India, Typhoon Nari to make landfall in Southeast Asia at Vietnam on Tuesday, the repairs continue in Colorado, more good aerial imagery and comparisons of the flooding, and the challenge of dealing with rivers that have relocated in the Colorado floods.

Phailin-triggered floods leave 200,000 marooned in Odisha (Business Standard)

While typhoon Phailin, which hit the coastal areas of Odisha on Saturday, has weakened considerably, the massive flood that followed the very severe cyclonic storm has left around 200,000 people stranded in four blocks in the state’s Balasore district…

The official death toll owing to Phailin and consequential floods is 21. Ganjam district recorded the highest casualty at nine, followed by three in Puri and two each in Balasore and Nayagarh. One death each was reported in the other affected districts of Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda and Bolangir.

According to official figures, 11.8 million people have been affected by the cyclonic storm and floods in 15,578 villages under 1,924 gram panchayats under 128 blocks. A cultivable area of 437,723 hectares has been affected and 248,822 houses have been damaged.

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Oct 07 2013

A Few Good Reads (10/7/13): Flooding in Southeast Asia continues, Aftermath of the Inundation in Colorado

This week: An update on the flooding in Southeast Asia, dealing with the St. Vrain’s new pathway in and around Longmont in Colorado, the safety hazards that remain from flood waters in Colorado, lessons that can be learned from the Colorado floods, Lake Powell rises 2 feet in September, and an amazing map of every river in the United States.

Scores of children among dead in South-East Asia flooding: officials (ABC)

In Cambodia, the death toll from floods since mid-September stood at 83 on Monday, nearly half of them children, according to the National Disaster Management Committee.

More than 10,000 families have been evacuated, while hundreds of schools and dozens of homes have been flooded.

Heavy rain and strong wind also uprooted a 30-metre tree and sent it crashing into the ancient Preah Khan temple in the country’s famed Angkor complex in the north-eastern Siem Reap province on Friday.

Bangkok residents warned over high tide (The Nation)

The first high-tide period in this month starts today and will run until tomorrow.

The second period will run from October 16 to October 22.

Sunsern said the water level in the Chao Phraya River might rise to 2.8 metres above mean sea level in communities without flood barriers. As of press time, the water level was 1.72 metres above the mean sea level.

Most communities along the Chao Phraya River’s stretch in Bangkok have the protection of flood barriers. The construction of the structures, however, has not taken place in some areas in the face of opposition from residents. According to Sunsern, the water situation for Bangkok overall is not worrying.

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