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2013 Flood

From Sept. 9-16, 2013, Colorado experienced one of its most extreme rainfall and flood events in recorded history.

The storm triggered the activation of Fort Collins' Emergency Operations Center, while the City Manager issued an Emergency Declaration on the morning of September 13. For several counties in Colorado, the event resulted in both Presidential and State of Colorado Disaster Declarations.

Certain locations in Fort Collins received up to 12 inches of rain, causing the largest flood occurrence on the Poudre River since 1930.

Click photos to view an interactive map of flooding on the Cache la Poudre River and in Fort Collins.

The above footage was taken by Joel Cirillo on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 as crews from Fort Collins and Estes Park worked together to restore power to the town of Glen Haven.

About a mile of wire was spliced and connected over three days as the crews restored power on Friday, October 11 to over 300 residents.

Current Information

To volunteer or donate:

  • Residents inside Larimer County, call 211
  • Residents outside Larimer County call
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City of Fort Collins Resources

For more flood-specific information on the following departments:

Tip #213

Plant trees on east, southeast, southwest and west exposures to reduce solar heat gain and reduce glare through windows.

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