Flooding

5:00am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

Look At The Flooding Of Greeley And Evans From Space

The swollen South Platte River pushing though Evans and Greeley, Colo., Sept. 17, 2013.
Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat data from the USGS NASA Earth Observatory

5:00am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

Floods Ease Front Range Drought Conditions, For Now

The latest Drought Monitor map shows how big an impact the recent rainstorms had in recharging dry soil. The white area is drought-free.
Credit U.S. Drought Monitor

What a difference a week can make. The epic rainstorm that hovered over Colorado’s Front Range effectively quashed a lingering drought. But Climate scientists caution against rejoicing too quickly though.

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4:10am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

Repairing Flooded Infrastructure Is A Big Task In Colorado

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And rescue efforts have slowed in Colorado's flood-ravaged Front Range. Around 200 people remain unaccounted for; 10 are presumed dead. Yesterday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said that the state was moving on to the recovery. But as NPR's Nathan Rott reports, it's a huge job.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPRAYING)

NATHAN ROTT, BYLINE: Brenda Gillum sprays a thick layer of maroon mud off of a glass plate.

BRENDA GILLUM: Anything that's salvageable, I'm spraying it.

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3:10pm

Thu September 19, 2013
Colorado Flood

Oil And Gas Industry Searching Out Spills Amidst Receding Waters

An oil and gas site next to the St. Vrain river, Sept. 19 2013.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

9:10am

Thu September 19, 2013
Colorado Flood

Many Missing People Now Accounted For In Colorado Flooding

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 10:37 am

A military vehicle was on its side in a ditch in Longmont, Colo., on Tuesday after being washed away by floodwaters.
Marc Piscotty Getty Images

Far fewer people remain on the "missing" list in Colorado as rescuers increasingly reach some of the more remote areas of the 17 counties affected by a devastating flood that has killed at least six people.

The Associated Press reports that the number of missing was at 200 on Thursday, down from a high of 1,200. Electricity and phone service has been restored in some areas, helping trim the list.

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