More Flood Photos and an Update
Fourteen counties, 15 inches of rain and 150 miles of flooding.
It’s been a stunning day. The sun came out for the majority of it, but with menacing clouds over the mountains and warnings of heavy rain tonight. The news helicopter started airing devastating pictures of the damage around noon and as every hour passed the reality began to set in. And because we were admonished to stay away from flood zones, these photos were pulled from the local news organizations.
7,000 people evacuated in Longmont
In my neighborhood you would be hard pressed to realize anything was going on. We are high, dry and have all the necessities of life. But less than a mile away, neighborhoods are under water. I ran errands early in the afternoon and this side of the city is unaffected. It is a different story north, south, east and west of us. I feel very blessed at the moment.
I’ve heard from most of the people I know and the few I haven’t heard from I’m sure are okay, but I’m hoping they are not dealing with water damage. Keeping a good thought.
One of the neighborhoods evacuated and completely flooded in Longmont:
This is why it’s called a flash flood – no warning and massive power:
And a few more photos:
And finally this one, which I think was just before the flooding began: