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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State COLORADO
County/Area OURAY
WFO GJT
Begin Date 08/09/2008 14:55:00 MST-7
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth NW
Begin Location OURAY
Begin Lat/Lon 38.05/-107.69
End Date 08/09/2008 17:15:00 MST-7
End Range 2
End Azimuth SSW
End Location PORTLAND
End Lat/Lon 38.06/-107.69
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 80.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Monsoonal moisture produced thunderstorms, some of which produced heavy rainfall in Ouray County.
Event Narrative A flash flood came down Corbett Creek leaving a debris fan several hundred yards long, 300 feet wide and five feet deep. A house on Whispering Pines Drive sustained extensive damage to the foundation and exterior, with the deck having been ripped off. Another house on Chipmunk Way had debris up to a half foot deep into the basement and garage, and a deposit of debris up to 2 feet deep on the deck and against the house. A family of hikers on the Dallas Trail became stranded when their parked car was washed away. Their car was a total loss. Another car was carried away from a driveway and dropped over a short cliff. A boulder the size of a small car fell onto nearby Highway 550. County Road 17 was washed out and another nearby private road was washed out in places. The flash flood resulted in Corbett Creek carving out a new channel. A local official said this was the worst flash flood he had seen in that area since 1991.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
OURAY OURAY CO. CO 08/09/2008 14:55 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 80.00K 0.00K