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Old September 14th, 2013, 08:32 AM
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I hope all the folks in Colorado are going okay. I have some friends out there and the ones in Evergreen are a little bummed as the bar know as Cactus Jacks is a little under water.
In fear of sounding insensitive I know that the local bar getting flooded is minor compared to what else is going on. I hope all in Colorado are okay.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 08:51 AM
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As a kid my family and I all went out to CO and stayed in a small cabin on the Big Thomas River. Some awesome memories there, and a beautiful area for sure. I just hope there are no further casualties from the flooding.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 09:05 AM
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Colorado is a wonderful place and I have many great memories from when I lived there. Denver has a stellar music scene and some great history. Quant little neighborhoods with great dive bars and good food. People are great and the list of outdoor activities is too long to list.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Looking better for today, but the forecast calls for more of it tomorrow.

Fortunately for Golden Clear Creek has stayed under control. Probably some good fun to be had in the kayak course today.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 09:30 AM
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I thought I saw some pics on the news of 74 between evergreen and Morrison. I was told the rd was closed. I bet Morrison is in bad shape too.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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Yeah....still have many friends out there in the Boulder area...quite scary if they live near the Boulder River - as some do. My pal is right on it and is away right now (actually riding a bike from Boulder to LA) and his wife is home alone. She did post up she is OK.

My wife and I were saying how happy we are personally that we don't own the house we had for 4 years in Boulder - every rain storm the basement would "seep" a little - when we sold it, it flooded through the window wells 6mos later. Bet it is practically underwater now!
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Old September 14th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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There are some areas of significant damage. The National Guard has been flying by our house to the foothills to get people- the roads have washed out into the canyons. My daughter's school has a foot of water flowing through it, and the neighborhood around it has houses that are leaning and looking like they are going to wash away. The water is just flowing down the streets, one of the streets into our neighborhood has a river crossing it where we normally have a creek that flows under it.

Longmont is still under water- the photos are devastating of the town.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 10:21 AM
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I still have friends and family in Loveland, Longmont, Lyons, Ft Collins and Greeley most of them are safe and a few have been evacuated while there are some that are still stranded. There are a few people that I have not heard from but I am sure they are ok.

Growing up I split my time between Lyons and Drake Colorado, one house was on the ST Vrain River in Lyons and the other was on the Big Thompson River in Drake, when I watch the news I almost cannot believe what I am seeing it just does not seem real. Our old house in Lyons was on the news about way covered by water but still looked intact. I have not seen any footage from the Big Thompson Canyon only heard that many houses were destroyed and a bunch of the road have been washed away. hopefully that house is still safe it sits right on the river @ a bend but survived the 1976 flood that killed so many people.

Normally when we have a flash flood it is isolated to a small area but this flooding is covering a HUGE area. When everything is sorted out I think people will be surprised by the scale of it.


Glad to hear you are ok Alex, I was wondering about you
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As a kid my family and I all went out to CO and stayed in a small cabin on the Big Thomas River. Some awesome memories there, and a beautiful area for sure. I just hope there are no further casualties from the flooding.
That was supposed to say Big Thompson River.

http://www.reporterherald.com/news/l...t-loveland-two
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Old September 14th, 2013, 12:18 PM
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From the Denver Post Gallery, between Boulder and Nederland.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 01:50 PM
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We live in East Boulder County with the Boulder Creek being located a few hundred feet to the south. We were lucky as our house is relatively new and was built up 3 feet above the flood zone.

The only thing we lost was a fence and landscape mulch. So pretty lucky. I had water in my shed but nothing was damaged as it has a dirt floor.

We stayed dry but many of our neighbors got water into their homes. The street directly north of us and closest to Boulder Creek is partially washed away and the homes got heavy water damage.
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