Album: 1997-07-28 Flood

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On July 28, 1997, Fort Collins, Colorado was hit with what they call a 500-year flood. The flood did over $100 million dollars of damage to CSU, which was right across the street from me..

DaveHistory has a writeup of what happened

Disaster strikes.
On July 28th, 1997 (one year anniversary of buying my house). ( comments)
I end up in the path of a 1000 year flood
and Fort Collins is declared a federal disaster area. ( comments)
When the flood waters come in
I dig a trench to reroute the solid flow of water, saving many $1000s (note the trebuchet frame helping hold the walls back) ( comments)
I destroyed my backyard grill
for much of the trench material. Eventually it gets rebuilt. ( comments)
Kodi surveying the destruction.
Ruined carpets everywhere. ( comments)
Corie was a lifesaver.
This is the mess we tracked up to the second floor which was otherwise unflooded. ( comments)
I spent 3 weeks, night and day
cleaning. This is the basement after the sixth cleaning. ( comments)
Mr. Peterson considers helping
with the cleaning efforts. ( comments)
..but then she sees the wreckage.
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Mold/mildew is a continual nightmare.
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Clean, repaint,
and it keeps returning. ( comments)
The carpet & flooring
and walls and floor runners are all destroyed. ( comments)
Southern Flood Map.
There was a second flood route a couple blocks North that went through my block. ( comments)
This is a clip from KUSA news showing a trailer park which was hit by the floodwaters. [Video, 289k] ( comments)
and post-flood repairs ( comments)
New floors,..
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New carpets..
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New sections of drywall..
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New runners..
( comments) all the rooms,
and plenty, plenty of paint. ( comments)
Post-flood destruction near my house.
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This was a trailer p.. until it collapsed.
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And then, if that wa..ame in and derailed.
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And on the other side was a strip mall
where a gas main exploded and blew out the back half of the building. ( comments)
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