The Big Thompson Canyon Flood Was The Most Fatal Disaster in Colorado History

While Colorado is statistically a safe place to live, we have still seen our fair share of natural disasters, violence, and other heartbreaking disasters that no one saw coming. Did you live in the Centennial State in the summer of 1976? If you answered yes, you are sure to remember one of the most devastating disasters of all, which came in the form of the unprecedented Big Thompson Canyon Flood:

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To get an even bigger picture of the Big Thompson Canyon flood and hear from a few survivors, check out this incredible video from Rocky Mountain PBS:

Did you live through the Big Thompson Canyon flood? What are your memories of this horrific event? For another difficult time in Colorado history, click on These 7 Photos Show Just How Devastating The Colorado Tornado Of 2007 Really Was.