8:00 a.m. - The number of people unaccounted for in the Colorado flooding has dropped from 1,253 to about 595. In Larimer County, the number has dropped from 260 to 197.

6:00 a.m. - New evacuations ordered in Logan County for Town of Crook and some residents north CO 138

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Monday, Sept. 16

9:45 p.m. - Boulder Office of Emergency Management statistics for the day's activities:

    111 damaged homes
    119 destroyed homes
    28 damaged commercial
    1 destroyed commercial
    1,111 personnel working this situation
    183 currently unaccounted people
    567 total people who were once "unnaccounted for" have now been contacted
    215 air rescues
    11 ground rescues
    120 pet rescues

7:17 p.m. - Newly released statistics from the Colorado Office of Emergency Management:

  • Fatalities: 8
  • Reported Missing: 648 (approximate and changing throughout the day - local counties have most current numbers)
  • Evacuated Persons: 11,750
  • Shelter Population Total: 536
  • Shelters Open: 24

5:51 p.m. - The flood warning for the Arkansas River at Avondale has been canceled. The river never reached flood stage and is not expected to.

3:54 p.m. - A flood warning continues until Wednesday for the Arkansas River at La Junta. It is expected to crest at 12.2 feet. At that level, agricultural flooding can be expected. Everyone is urged to stay away from the river banks because they are loose and can easily give-way.

3:32 p.m. - Cheyenne Mountain Dist. 12: Cañon School will be closed on Tuesday September 17 while flood repairs continue.

3:16 p.m. - North Cheyenne Canyon Park is closed until further notice because of unsafe conditions caused by rain and flash flooding. A damage assessment will need to be completed before determining when it might be safe to reopen the park.

2:44 p.m. - The Colorado Springs Police Department says a body was found in the west fork of Sand Creek near Platte and Wooten this morning. An autopsy is pending.

2:39 p.m. - Newly released statistics:

  • Fatalities: 7
  • Reported Missing: 658 (approximate and changing throughout the day - local counties have most current numbers)
  • Evacuated Persons: 11,750
  • Shelter Population Total: 528
  • Shelters: 36 Shelters open
  • Residential Structures: 17,994 damaged | 1,502 destroyed


2:36 p.m. - If you recently sustained loss or damage due to severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides, you may be eligible for disaster aid. Counties that are currently covered by the Major Disaster Declaration are; Adams, Boulder, Larimer, and Weld. To register, call: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

12:38 p.m. - CDOT has pushed the rocks off the road and both westbound lanes of highway 24 are now open.

12:28 p.m. - State patrol says the right lane of westbound highway 24 is blocked near Cave of the Winds due to a rock slide. The left lane is open.

12:15 p.m. - A rock slide has been reported in the area of US 24 and Cave of the Winds. We have a team going to check it out.

11:53 a.m. - The Colorado Office of Emergency Management is reporting more than 1,250 people missing statewide, but officials say that estimate is expected to fall when new figures are announced later Monday.

11:45 a.m. - Manitou Avenue remains closed between Crystal Hills Park Road and the U.S. 24 interchange in Manitou Springs.
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Sunday, Sept. 15

8:00 p.m. - Evacuations ordered in parts of Longmont due to flooding.

6:45 p.m. - The city of Colorado Springs is working on repairs on the north end of the city including a sinkhole repair on Vickers near Rangewood and another sinkhole on Flintridge near Austin Bluffs & Academy.

4:32 p.m. - The latest state-wide statistics from the Colorado Office of emergency management.

Fatalities: 5
Reported Missing: 1,253 (approximate and changing throughout the day)
Evacuated Persons: 11,700
Shelter Population Total: 1,872
Shelters: 26 Shelters open

Residential Structures: 17,494 damaged | 1.502 destroyed


4:15 p.m. - Highway 24 was closed by CDOT and State Patrol because of falling rocks and standing water on the road near Ridge Road.

3:30 p.m. - CDOT crews working on clearing culverts near Highway 24 through Ute Pass of debris to prevent flooding. The highway remains open to traffic.

2:15 p.m. - CSPD tweet: CSFD Heavy Rescue conducting vehicle rescue at Seiferd Blvd & Date.

1:59 p.m. - CSPD tweet: Avoid Academy @ Half Turn, 1 blk North of N. Carefree- street flooding.

1:53 p.m. - CSPD tweet: Avoid Powers@ Barnes, Dublin @ Montarbor, Rangewood @ Vickers, Date @ Siferd due to street flooding