Thunderstorms in Larimer County trigger dangerous flash flooding

Larimer County is experiencing dangerous flash flooding in the Crystal Mountain, Wild Song and Buckhorn areas after Friday’s thunderstorms.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is react According to reports of flooding in several locations in the Buckhorn area, the Red Cross Evacuation Center will be set up at Timberline Church at 2908 South Timberline Road in Fort Collins, according to a tweet sent around 6:30 p.m.

A flash flood warning was issued for Central Larimer County through 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Flash flooding was reported east of Glen Haven and in the Crystal Mountain and Buckhorn areas, rendering County Road 43 impassable. It is also inaccessible west of Stove Prairie Road.

Buckhorn Creek is likely prone to significant climbs, according to the warning.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office issued an emergency notice that dangerous flooding is occurring from Crystal Mountain to Wild Song.

“Reach a higher level immediately by any means necessary,” he advises. “Avoid areas prone to flooding, including depressions, lows, ditches, etc., and do not attempt to cross flowing streams or streams.”

The office adds not to drive through flooded roads. To receive updates via SMS, text Flood2022 to 888777.

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