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Poudre floods live updates: What we know Wednesday

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Tuesday night floods in the Poudre Canyon left a trail of destruction – and more flooding is possible Wednesday afternoon.

One woman has been confirmed dead and two men have been confirmed missing, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office told Capt. Joe Shellhammer Colorado.

Shellhammer said at least five houses in the Black Hollow area were assembled and a private bridge at Profile Rock Road was damaged.

A spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation told Colorado on Wednesday that about six mudslides occurred as a result of flooding.

A long field of dirt was left along the river, including propane tanks, stove pipes, lawn chairs, dishes, garden houses and an American flag.

Colorado Highway 14 along the Poudre River, also known as the Poudre Canyon Highway, remains closed from Rustic up to Cameron Pass. CDOT crews worked to clear up the road, which was filled with garbage early Wednesday morning.

A flood clock is in effect from noon to noon. 20.00

Here are the latest updates available Wednesday. If you missed updates on Tuesday night, you can find them here.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office advises that no raft, kayaks the Poudre River due to dangerous conditions and has asked commercial rafting companies not to operate on Wednesday, Captain Joe Shellhammer tells Colorado.

– Miles Blumhardt

One woman has been confirmed dead and two men have been confirmed missing, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office told Capt. Joe Shellhammer Colorado.

A vehicle washed down the river by Arrowhead Lodge where several mudslides had occurred, but Shellhammer said it is currently unknown whether the deceased person is connected to the vehicle or not.

Diving and rescue teams searched for the person’s body Wednesday, Shellhammer said.

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the as yet unidentified victim of this flood and their family along with other potential victims who have not yet been located,” Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said in a Facebook post just before noon. 1 Wednesday.

About an inch of rain fell on the Crown Point area in a short time Tuesday, Shellhammer said. That rain drained into the Black Hollow area, creating a waste dam that burst, causing floods and mudslides.

Shellhammer said at least five houses in the Black Hollow area were assembled and a private bridge at Profile Rock Road was damaged.

– Miles Blumhardt

Poudre Valley REA crews restored power to about 30 members Tuesday night after flooding in Poudre Canyon, but relief could take much longer for 101 others, the power supply said in a Facebook post Wednesday.

“For these members, we expect interruptions that could last several days due to the damage in the area,” PVREA wrote. “Our team is working with emergency personnel this morning to assess the damage and determine access points to continue work in Poudre Canyon.”

From kl. At 9.30am, a PVREA interruption card showed that about 90 members were still without power with power outage pockets located between Rustic and Chambers Lake

– Sarah Kyle and Rebecca Powell

The Gateway Natural Area, located 15 miles west of Fort Collins, where the North Fork of the Poudre River meets the main river, is closed until further notice, Fort Collins Natural Areas tweeted Wednesday.

– Sarah Kyle

At least one person has died and there are no more to account, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said in a Facebook post just before noon. 1 Wednesday.

“We are working from reports of three people not registered from this area,” Smith wrote. “We have found a dead victim in the area but were unable to recover the body tonight. These operations will resume tomorrow morning. We also believe there may still be two people still missing from today’s flood.

“… Our deepest sympathy goes out to the as yet unidentified victim of this flood and their family along with other potential victims who have not yet been located.”

– Sarah Kyle

Garbage from Tuesday’s flood has found its way down the river to Fort Collins along the Poudre Trail, the town of Fort Collins said Wednesday morning.

“Be careful along the path as there may be moving water, dirt or hazards below the surface and around bridges,” the city said in a warning on the side with stormwater alarms and emergencies.

A Colorado reporter visits various access points along the river to check conditions, and updates will be posted here.

From just before 8 the river was clear of debris at Shields River Access through the Poudre River Whitewater Park at College Avenue. At the Lions Park river entrance, the water was darker and seemed to flow stronger just after 6 p.m. 8 The river was still largely free of heavy waste.

– Sarah Kyle and Molly Bohannon

Casey Beck had just camped at Ansel Watrou’s campsite and had a bite to eat when the rain came on Tuesday. It was easy enough that Beck stayed outside for approx. 10 minutes.

Nebraskan heard sheriff’s deputies go up and down Colorado 14 asking people to evacuate the river. Beck and Beck’s wife took their dog and grabbed what they could, but left the tent, sleeping bags and cards. They were hoping to get back to the campground on Wednesday.

Beck, who was visiting Colorado for the first time, was among a handful of campers waiting for information in an evacuation center set up by the American Red Cross at Cache La Poudre Middle School on Tuesday night about when or if they could resume their vacations. They all reported light rain and nothing that looked out of place along the Poudre. They did not know upstream, hell broke loose.

Leandro Wauters, his 72-year-old father Alberto and 3-year-old Wheaton terrier Ramone, stopped to camp along the Poudre during a cross-country trip that began a week ago in New York.

“We were just sitting and waiting for the rain to stop,” when he heard the evacuation order. Everything looked calm. “We thought they meant people on the river,” he said.

“Fortunately, when it started to rain, we put things in the car,” so it did not get wet, he said.

Laura and Som Sengehan waited nervously at the evacuation center on the word from their friends camping at Kelly Flats along the Poudre. The couple in Kansas were on their way to meet them, but were delayed by a tire outburst. When they arrived in Colorado 14, it was closed.

“We can not get hold of them,” Laura said, but it is not uncommon for spotted cell service in the gap.

“We know they are likely to panic over us as well. We just really want our friends to be safe. ”

Longtime canyon resident Bonnie Siegel lives along Colorado 14, 2.7 miles from Ted’s Place. Her place got no rain at all. “But you could see it was higher,” she said.

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Blaine Howerton, publisher of North 40 News and Mountain Residents, was delivering papers to the Glen Echo resort near Rustic when he saw black water and heard a bridge was out.

He was not sure the information was correct. Except for the color of the river, everything looked normal. Even driving down the gorge, there were kayakers still by the river. “The river looked good during the Glen Echo. We were right in front of it, ”he said.

Howerton was not worried about his home on Kings Canyon Road, it’s on higher ground. He and his children drove to Ted’s Place to drop off a friend, but by that time Colorado 14 had been closed and they could not get up again.

Evacuations are nothing new to Howerton; he was evacuated five times during last year’s Cameron Peak fire. But it’s getting old.

“Six times a year is crazy,” he said. “If you live in the mountains, you have fires” and floods.

– Pat Ferrier

What we know: Poudre Canyon flood

The conditions that led to Tuesday’s flood could have a repeat on Wednesday with a flood monitoring in effect from noon to noon.

Thunderstorms could produce heavy rains over both Cameron Peak and East Troublesome burn scars and lead to more flooding in those areas, the National Weather Service warned.

What is the difference between a clock and a weather service alert? A clock means that it is possible for dangerous weather to happen, but whether it will happen as well as where and when it can happen is not certain.

“It’s designed to provide adequate delivery time so that those who need to get their plans started can do so,” according to the weather service’s website. “… People should have an action plan in case a storm threatens, and they should listen for later information and possible warnings, especially when planning trips or outdoor activities.”

A warning means that the weather poses a threat to life and / or property happening, is about to happen or is likely to happen.

Cameron Peak Fire burned more than 208,000 acres starting in August and is Colorado’s largest wildfire in recorded history. It removed and blackened the mountain slopes of Larimer County, leaving the area vulnerable to flooding during rain.

Colorado sees monsoon patterns in late July that often cause flash floods, such as the Spring Creek Flood in 1997 at Fort Collins and the 1976 Big Thompson Flood.

Few locations in the fire’s fear of burning are in as great danger as potential flooding as the property in Upper Buckhorn Canyon, according to the Larimer County Office of Emergency Management. Other areas in the largest risk category in the county’s risk assessment after fire include Monument Gulch / Pingree Park, Laramie River Valley and Rustic / Glen Echo / Goodell Corner.

– Sarah Kyle and Miles Blumhardt

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