Wed September 18, 2013

VIDEO: Colorado Begins Clean Up, Damage Assessment

Lead in text: 
17 counties across Colorado have been impacted, displacing 12,118 people. Now that rains have left and rescues have slowed, the long tolling of damage begins.
Source: YouTube · Via: The Associated Press
Response crews have begun to assess damage as the floodwaters begin to recede in Colorado, . With many areas still inaccessible, officials say it is difficult to get a thorough understanding of the devastation's scope. (Sept. 17)


Wed September 18, 2013
Colorado Flood

Uncertainty Follows Floodwaters For Tourism Dependent Estes

A disappearing road shown just outside Estes Park
Luke Runyon KUNC

The town of Estes Park was dealt a harsh blow in the recent rain and subsequent flooding that hit Colorado’s Front Range. The town is still essentially cut off, with few ways in and out. For a town dependent on tourism, limited access means fewer dollars being spent.

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Wed September 18, 2013
Colorado Flood

Wells Under Floodwaters Spark Concern

A well site seen flooded along the Poudre River, on 59th Ave. South of O st. Greeley, Sept. 15.
Ken Broeffle KUNC


Wed September 18, 2013
Colorado Flood

Media Capture First Glimpse Of Big Thompson Canyon Destruction

Members of the media were led on a tour of the Big Thompson Canyon late Tuesday.
Grace Hood KUNC

Piles of wooden debris laced with flip flops, prescription pill bottles and Styrofoam cluttered Highway 34 near the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon. The scene is hidden behind Army National Guard barricades, and was shown to the media for the first time Tuesday night.

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Tue September 17, 2013
Colorado Flood

With 'Islands' Reconnected, Lyons Looks To Flood Recovery

McConnell Drive bridge, one of the destroyed bridges in Lyons.
Maeve Conran KGNU

Post-flood Lyons is a different place than what the foothills community normally is. The population of just over 2000 people has been replaced by National Guard and crews working to repair services and helicopters land on Main Street with evacuees from neighboring canyons.

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