Big Thompson Flood of 1976
By: Noah Gaugler
Deadliest Flood in Colorado's History
The damage it did to the Community
The monstrous flood took 143 lives and injured 150 people. Some bodies were carried away as far as 25 miles. Some bodies were never recovered. One man who left the area that morning was presumed a victim until located decades later, living in Oklahoma. The flood caused $35 million in damage, destroying 418 homes and 52 businesses, 438 vehicles, bridges, roads, the highway and power and telephone lines.