According to county reports, dangerous flooding has been reported at the base of Podrey Canyon in the Rustic region, including some areas of the Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar.
According to an emergency message from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office sent just before 7 p.m., flooding was occurring in the area from Wright Reservoir east to the intersection of County Road 69 and Rustic. The sheriff’s office announced that members of the community in those areas must immediately reach a higher position by any means necessary.
About an hour later another emergency message was sent that flooding was reported in the area of Colorado 14 from Rustic to Teds Place at the base of Poudre Canyon where Highway 14 and US 287 intersect. Due to the “immediate and imminent danger” a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for residents and those in business.
Both the alerts said flooded areas to avoid include dips, low spots, ditches and more. Community members have been told not to attempt to cross flowing streams or creeks and, if driving, be aware that “the road may not be intact under flood waters.”
“Never drive on flooded roadways – turn around and go the other way,” the report said. “If your vehicle stops, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.”
According to an alert sent out at around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, an evacuation site was being set up by the Red Cross at Cash La Poudre Middle School, 3515 W County Road 54G in Laporte.
A map of the affected area can be found here nocoalert.org And updates can be received by sending a message to LCEVAC at 888777.