"Thirteen years ago, Ravit Michener purchased an elevated building in Estes Park to house her new spa and retreat business. Due to the elevation, her business was not only saved from the recent September flooding, but the structure provided refuge for the family as well. The destructive Colorado storms and flooding affected approximately 2,000 square miles of the state. Nine individuals died and there was nearly $2 billion in property damage."
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/