By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – It’s hard to believe it has been five years since a deadly flood event hit Colorado. Over the course of a week in 2013 heavy rain fell from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins unleashing what was described as a 1,000-year flood event in some communities.

lyons damage Marking The 5 Year Anniversary Of Colorados September Floods

Flooding in Lyons (credit: CBS)

More than a dozen cities and counties were impacted as historic amounts of water flowed through a half dozen major rivers and tributaries.

According to the Colorado Climate Center, one observer in Boulder measured 17.15″ of rain, which shattered several records including a daily record of 9.08″ of rain.

The National Weather Service in Boulder issued 64 Flash Flood Warnings between Sept. 10-15, 2013.

old fire engine 8 book pkg Marking The 5 Year Anniversary Of Colorados September Floods

(credit: Longmont Fire Department)

Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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