The devastating floods that hit Colorado on September 12th, 2013 caused damage across nearly 2,000 square miles. Nearly 2,000 homes were damaged or destroyed along with more than 200 miles of state highways and 50 state bridges. The National Weather Service said between 7 and 18 inches of rain fell over an eight-day span, primarily in Larimer and Boulder counties.
The water is starting to recede and highways and roads are opening up. American Red Cross shelters have seen a drop in numbers as people are returning home. However, there are still thousands in need of help for temporary homes or repair assistance.