7/7/2011 Denver, CO Flooding Damage

Severe storms drenched Denver, CO and caused extensive flooding across the metro area and prompting severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings this afternoon.

The storms dump over 2 inches of rain in less than 30 minutes which lead to street and flash flooding across the area. High winds also knocked out power to over 10,000 customers and knocked a large tree on to the historic Ogden House in downtown Denver.

(00:0000:36) Video package opens up with shots of a loosely organized wall cloud over west Denver as the storm moved in. Various shots of the clouds prior to the storm moving in.

(00:3601:20) Second part of video includes shots of torrential rains over Denver as the storm moves over.

(01:2002:44) Third part contains shots of street flooding across western Denver suburbs. Most of the footage taken along Kipling Street on the south side of I-70 in Wheat Ridge.

(02:4403:35) Forth part contains footage of the flooded Cherry Creek that runs through the heart of downtown. The river overflows the bike trails and sidewalks along the creek. The river nearly went up to the bottom of the bridges that cross it.

(03:3504:36) Fifth part contains footage of the large tree that crashed down on the Ogden House building, damaging the front of the building and several windows. Located in the heart of Denver’s 7th Avenue Historic District (downtown Denver). This turn of the century "Denver Square" building is home to a diverse and talented group of film, video and media professionals. People were in the building at the time, but no injuries were reported.