Floods are rarely considered to be an imminent threat to the Denver-Aurora Metro area. Normally, only minor flooding occurs each year during the spring, summer, and fall. There are some years, however, that have proved this weather pattern wrong. In some cases, a combination of circumstances has led to extreme flooding and damages across Colorado. This level of devastation from flooding is not easily fixed, but ServiceMaster DSI is on call to help with emergency water damage restoration in Centennial, CO and other Denver-Aurora Metro areas.
Freshest in the minds of Denver-Aurora area residents is the flooding in 2013 that affected over 14 counties along Colorado’s Front Range. Nearly 200 miles running north to south were covered with flood waters, leaving over $1 billion in property damages.
The floods of 2013 began on September 9th when warm air flowing from the south met with the eastern movement of a large cold front. The two air masses stopped above Colorado and began dropping large quantities of rain between Colorado Springs and Fort Collins.
The heavy rain accumulated quickly, hitting several counties with almost a year’s worth of rain in a matter of days. Boulder County experienced the severest rains, and by September 15th, at least 17 inches of rain—only three inches less than the county’s average annual amount—had flooded the rivers, streets, and buildings of the area.
Even by October of 2013, communities were still struggling to recover from the damages left after the summer floods. 8 deaths were recorded, several individuals were reported missing, and more than 11,000 people were evacuated. With nearly 19,000 homes damaged and 1,500 destroyed, the floods of 2013 are considered to be one of the deadliest natural disasters in Colorado history.
26% of Centennial’s yearly precipitation is light and moderate rain. 36% of the annual precipitation comes from thunderstorms causing heavy to severe rains leading to flooding across the county. From June to September, there is a 50% average chance each day that some form of precipitation will fall, making the summer months some with the highest risks of urban flooding causing water damage.
Don’t hesitate to call our 24/7/365 emergency hotline at 303.288.2900 this summer if flash floods, heavy rains, or other cases of flooding leave your home or business damaged and in need of professional care. Our technicians are prepared to help with expert ServiceMaster DSI water damage restoration in Centennial, CO,and surrounding metro areas.