The Colorado floods will be more devastating than any other in recent history.
In fact, the only other state to experience such a catastrophic event in modern times was Texas, in 2001.
The exact number of deaths will depend on how many people are confirmed dead, but the Associated Press estimates the toll will be between 500 and 2,000, with most of the dead likely being from hypothermia and hypothermic heart failure.
In the event of a catastrophic collapse, the state’s largest hospital will be forced to close and many other critical infrastructure will be lost.
In a report released Tuesday, the AP said the number of fatalities could be as high as 2,500.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has said that the state is preparing for a disaster that could last weeks.
As the Colorado Avalanche has moved northward across the plains, a new type of snow has been forming on the mountainsides, with high-pressure systems from the Gulf of Mexico swirling through the state.
It is the kind of heavy snow that will create severe conditions for the state and its people.
The heaviest snow has fallen in southern Colorado since late last week.
The National Weather Service has warned of a potential storm system moving through the area this weekend, with the potential for tornadoes, mudslides and possibly even severe flooding.
The Colorado Avalanche Center has warned that the worst-case scenario is for heavy snow and heavy winds in the Colorado mountains.
Snowfall totals have been recorded in several Colorado counties, including:Lakewood, Boulder, Greeley, Greely, LaVista, Loveland, Pueblo, Sutter and Weld counties.
The Denver Post has reported that the storm system will likely be moving west from northern Colorado to the Pacific Northwest and into Oregon and Washington, D.C.
The Associated Press is reporting that the snowfall is expected to fall as much as 1,000 to 1,600 feet in some areas, with gusts of up to 90 mph in parts of Boulder and parts of Greeley.
The weather service warned that it is possible that a storm could form on the coast, with winds reaching up to 50 mph in some places.
The AP has also reported that heavy snow has already fallen in parts, with at least 13 deaths and hundreds of injuries in Colorado.
The worst-hit areas are:Alameda County, California;Anaheim, California (California);Beaverton, Oregon (Oregon);Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Iowa);Columbus, Ohio (Ohio);Denver, Colorado (Colorado);Farmington, New Mexico (New Mexico);Grand Junction, Colorado;Hillsdale, California ;Inyo, Washington (Washington);Las Vegas, Nevada (Nevada);Littleton, Colorado ;Langley, Utah (Utah);Manzanita, Arizona (Arizona);Mesa, Arizona;Montgomery, Alabama;Mountain Home, Arizona ();Mt.
Juliet, Florida (Florida);Mount St. Helens, Washington;Monterey, California ();New Bern, New Jersey (New Jersey);Nampa, Idaho (Idaho);Oakdale, Colorado ();Pueblo County, Colorado, (Colorado)Portland, Oregon;San Diego County, New York (New York);San Bernardino County, Calif.
(California)Santa Barbara County, CA (California),San Bernardino, Calif., and the southern tip of California (Calif.) have been most affected by the snowstorm.