Flooding

4:09pm

Thu November 21, 2013
Colorado Flood

As U.S. Highway 34 Reopens, Flood Damage Still Visible

Grace Hood KUNC

Governor John Hickenlooper was in the Northern Colorado town of Drake Thursday to officially reopen U.S. Highway 34, effectively rejoining the communities of Loveland and Estes Park.

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3:35pm

Wed November 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

For Some Flood Survivors, A Long Wait To Return Home

Little Deer stream, which would normally have little to no water, has cut the meadows in half. Sep. 13, 2013
Collin Isenhart

Thousands of people were displaced from their homes in September’s floods, including hundreds who were airlifted out of mountain towns cut off by the raging waters. For those evacuated from the secluded mountain community of Big Elk Meadows, it’s not clear when they will be able to go back home.

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9:11am

Fri November 15, 2013
Colorado Flood

A Post-Flood Race To Re-Channel Left Hand Creek

Post-flood, the now nearly dry Left Hand Creek bed shows the effects of the ammount of water that poured through.
Jim Hill KUNC

In Colorado, farmers are scrambling to recover from September’s flooding. The waters decimated miles of roadway, cut off entire towns and moved rivers. Now there’s a race against time to put these rivers back in their original place before planting season begins.

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7:38am

Fri November 15, 2013
Housing

Colorado Floods Put Strain On Available Rental Housing

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September’s floods have increased the pressure on an already-tight rental housing market along Colorado’s Front Range. Even before the disaster forced many displaced home owners to seek rental housing, apartments were scarce and rents have been rising for several years.

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12:22pm

Thu October 31, 2013
Colorado Floods

Watch A Flood Ravaged Colorado Road Get Rebuilt In 3 Minutes

A screencap from James Balog's video showing the damage to North Cedar Brook Road in Pinewood Hills.
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More than a month after floodwater soaked the state, washing out roads and bridges, state and local crews are rushing to get those roads reopened before the winter. Many mountain roads were hit hardest, with North Cedar Brook Road in Pinewood Hills one of many on the list.

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