Saturday, September 14, 2013

How high's the water mama?

Well, the rails are washed out north of town
We gotta head for higher ground
We can't come back till the water comes down,
Five feet high and risin'

Well, it's five feet high and risin'

Johnny Cash

Not much rain around here today, just the odd  sprinkle. I took advantage of the occasional  sunshine and gave the  camper a long overdue bath. Suzanne was called into her office in Boulder to help with the cleanup. There was a foot or so, of water covering the first floor offices (hers). Chris went along to help and Oliver spend the day with us.

This mornings Longmont paper was interesting. There were some 7,200 households evacuated from the flooded areas in town.  Three deaths in Boulder County and 172 people remain unaccounted for.  Two FEMA search teams, the CO National Guard and several local agencies have deployed a search team of about 250 people looking for the missing.

The Town of Lyons is completely cut off from road traffic save for the huge National Guard trucks. The town has no water, sewer, power or cell phone service.   Estes Park residents must use Trail Ridge Road across the RMNP to get to shopping.  I-25 is closed from the Wyoming line south to Fort Collins.

A road has been opened connecting north and south Longmont. The school system is inspecting all their facilities.  Right now school is scheduled to start on Thursday IF the damage to the buildings can be repaired and the roads and bridges used to get the students to school are safe.

More rain is forecast for tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Appears to be a lot of flooding out west now. SKP Ranch park evacuated due to flood, and Brantley Lake SP closed too. Hope it lets up enough for the Balloon Fiesta to take place. Be safe and happy travels.

Nancy said...

Was wondering how you were doing with all the flooding. Glad to know you're staying dry.