Larimer County Flood Update: September 20 at 4 PM

Information provided by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

Targeted rescues continued yesterday and a total of 8 people were rescued and brought to the Timberline Church evacuation center. Rescue operations remain a top priority; however, we are beginning a slow transition into the assessment/recovery mode for long term planning.

Residents only will now be allowed past the roadblock at Hwy 14 and County Road 29C (McMurray Ranch Road) to the roadblock at Hwy 14 and County Road 27 (Stove Prairie Road). Escorts and curfew have been discontinued.


The Larimer County Sheriff's Office, in coordination with multiple federal, state, county and local agencies as well as several charitable organizations, will be holding an evacuee informational meeting today, Friday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Budweiser Event Center, located at 5290 Arena Circle in Loveland, Colorado.

This meeting will be streamed live at and will also be streamed live to all evacuees in the Estes Park Conference Center at 101 South Saint Vrain.

There are 4 helicopters flying missions today, 3 agency helicopters and 1 National Guard helicopter, to help with rescue operations. There are 6 helicopters on stand-by at Buckley Air Force Base.

We are now estimating that approximately 367 residents have chosen to shelter in place and remain in their homes.

Search and Rescue Teams have completed searching 7,724 structures which is approximately 90% of the total number of structures in the flood area.

Total number of rescued as of Friday morning, September 20th is 1,191 people.

The number of unaccounted people is now 82. This does not mean that they are missing, it just means that they have not been contacted yet.

There are only three confirmed reports of missing/presumed dead. A 46-year-old Drake man, a 60-year-old woman and an 80-year old woman both from Cedar Cove. All three homes had been reported washed away.

A reminder to citizens: IT IS ILLEGAL to circumvent roadblocks, barricades or police tape either by bypassing them, moving them or using alternate routes to get into the area. This applies to walking, biking or driving. Roads are not safe even if they appear to be. It is dangerous to be on closed roads and bridges. Violators will be ticketed.

The Larimer County Landfill is now accepting flood debris and waste from the recent flooding events. For details on costs please refer to the website

The Larimer County Humane Society is compiling a list of residents who have needs for animal rescue in evacuated areas. Anyone with questions can call 970-226-3647, option #7.

Read the full press release.