Larimer County


Tue September 17, 2013
Colorado Flood

Rescue Efforts Ramp Up Across Waterlogged Colorado

Colorado Army National Guardsmen and civilian rescue personnel unload evacuated residents from Colorado flood zones from a helicopter at the Boulder Municipal Airport in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 13.
Colorado National Guard photo by Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida/RELEASED

After rain pummeled flooded communities over the weekend, long awaited sunshine poked through the clouds Monday. Towns are just starting to dry out from days of heavy rain and flooding.

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Tue September 17, 2013
Colorado Flood

The High Costs Of Colorado's High Water, By The Numbers

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 1:04 pm

A man walks across the washed-out Wagonwheel Gap Road in Boulder, Colo., on Monday.
Mark Leffingwell Reuters/Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': KUNC's Grace Hood reports on the flooding in Colorado
  • On 'Morning Edition': Mark Benjamin of Bellview, Colo., talks about life beyond washed-out roads

The flooding that has roared through communities and canyons across Colorado's Front Range in recent days is now being blamed for:

-- as many as eight deaths

-- damaging or destroying 19,000 homes

-- causing up to $500 million worth of damage to roads and highways.

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Mon September 16, 2013
Colorado Flood

Helicopters Resume Colorado Flood Evacuation Operations

File Photo: UH-60 Blackhawk used for medical evac operations
Colorado National Gaurd


Mon September 16, 2013
Health & Environment

Colorado Floods Prompt Water Concerns, Advisories

Although Greeley's drinking water supply is safe, these shelves of bottled water were nearly empty at one King Sooper's store Saturday night
Erin O'Toole KUNC

County officials are telling people to avoid floodwaters, which may be contaminated with sewage and contain unseen hazards such as nails. Some communities in Boulder and Weld counties, including Lyons, Firestone and Frederick, are under boil water advisories.

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Mon September 16, 2013
Colorado Flood

Larimer County Faces Frustrations And Optimism With Flooding

Fort Collins residents Steve and Amy Huard survey debris caught under a railroad bridge over the Poudre River from College Ave. Bridge closures kept the two home on Friday watching movies—“I’ve seen it pretty high, but nothing like this,” Steve said.
Durrie Bouscaren Iowa Public Radio

Rain ground recovery efforts from days of massive flooding across Colorado to a halt Sunday. Helicopters were prevented from conducting additional search and rescue efforts in Boulder and Larimer counties.

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