Where To Get Flood Help In Colorado

Sep 19, 2013
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Three Disaster Assistance Centers are now open in Loveland, Longmont and Boulder.

With estimates of more than 1,800 homes destroyed and more than 16,000 damaged, waterlogged communities are pulling together to start the daunting task of rebuilding.

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Authorities in Boulder and Larimer counties say they are scaling back the emergency phase of flood disaster operations, and transitioning into the recovery phase.

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The massive flooding that began last week across much of the Front Range has largely subsided, but the cleanup and recovery are sure to take a long time.

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As waters recede and the skies stay clear, the dramatic air rescues bringing in evacuees from the flood stricken Front Range are being reduced.

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.

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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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Parts of Colorado’s richest oil field have been inundated with floodwater, raising concerns about thousands of oil and gas wells in the Denver-Julesburg basin.

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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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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 The population of just over 2000 people has been replaced by National Guard and crews working to repair services and helicopters land on Main Street with evacuees from neighboring canyons.