Thursday, September 19, 2013

Flood Devastates Estes Park

Colorado flood damage
 Aerial View of Highway 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon, one of the main routes into and out of Estes Park.

Our little town of Estes Park, Colorado has suffered a disaster along with many other communities in northern Colorado. Ten to thirteen inches of rain in a three day period has caused extensive flooding, mud slides, and rock slides. Several deaths have been confirmed and thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes. Roads and infrastructure have been washed away or severely damaged.

Wayne and I are safe and well. Our house was not damaged and remained dry throughout the ordeal. Many friends and neighbors have not been as fortunate. We've been volunteering at the local Red Cross/Salvation Army Evacuation Shelter since 4 A.M., September 12.

Here we are a week later - things here in town are better but we have a long way to go before things are back to normal.

I haven't had the heart to write about this before. There is a lot to tell and I will write more in the days to come.

Elkhorn Lodge just west of downtown Estes Park

1 comment:

  1. Exactly in the same time period was the same here. In the south especially. Floods, people died. I hope you're okay now.