Monday, September 16, 2013

The Great Flood of 2013

I'm sure most of you reading this heard about the massive flooding along the Front Range here in Colorado. FEMA is even here, and people are still being airlifted out of several towns and cities whose bridges collapsed. Boulder was hit pretty hard in town, but much worse in the mountains, and really bad in places like Lyons, Jamestown, and Longmont.

A lot of places are still closed and will be for the foreseeable future, some people still unaccounted for, and pretty much every basement in every city along the Front Range has turned into an impromptu aquarium. It was really astounding. It basically rained hard for four or five days virtually without stopping. All the creeks, sewers, streets, rivers, some dams, just became overwhelmed from the sheer quantity of water.

I and my animolecules are fine. Just some water damage in my apartment, and I still haven't been able to get some of my medication because the low-income clinic shut down four days ago.

I (and hundreds of other people) went down to the Boulder creek/public library area a couple of days after the peak flooding, to check out the aftermath. 

These shoes cracked me up. Don't they look like a bronze sculpture?


Some animolecules are smart and wanted to avoid the mere mention of rain...

 ...but of course if you have a retriever, they'll drag you out in rain, flood, hail, blizzard...

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Casey Klahn said...

Dear Jala! Glad you have a perspective, and things are not as bad for you. I still feel for you, and what an experience.
Take care.

Shelley Smart said...

Thanks for posting this, Jala. It's a nice summary from someone who lives there. Your account really captures the "flavor" of the whole disaster.

ELFI said...

comme je suis en vacances.. je découvre seulement maintenant ce désastre! impressionnant!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thank you Casey and Shelley. ELFI, oui, c'etait super impressionant!