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Old 03-27-2009, 09:42 AM
Location: CO
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Originally Posted by DgoNative View Post
The worst for Colorado would be the forest fires in the summer of 2002

The Hayman Fire:

and The Missionary Ridge Fire:
An earlier (1976) worst for Colorado I remember, the Big Thompson Flood:
Historically, by far what was probably Colorado’s greatest weather disaster was the result of a flash flood - the Big Thompson Flood on July 31, 1976. As Colorado was celebrating its centennial, a “perfect storm” was setting up to wreak havoc west of Loveland. A thunderstorm with amazing amounts of precipitation virtually parked over the area as nearly 12 inches of rain fell in the evening in areas like Glen Haven and Glen Comfort. The Big Thompson River swelled and a wall of water and mud rushed down the canyon destroying 418 homes, causing $40 million in damage and killing 144 people.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:44 AM
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HUrricane Andrew in Miami
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:59 AM
Location: Heart of the San Joaquin
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Loma Prieto earthquake 10/18/89 - 63 fatalities. We even felt in in central CA.
By the way, check out earthquake.usgs.gov. There are earthquakes happening everyday in CA.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:36 PM
Location: Baton Rouge
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Hurricane Katrina. Many thousands killed. Left 80% of New Orleans and all of St. Bernard Parish under water. Recover is still going on and will be going on for at least 10-20 more years.
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