Tuesday, September 17, 2013

LOTS OF WATER

As you probably know, we here in Colorado have had flooding. Some say it is a 100 year flood, others say it is a 500 year flood, and a few others have said it is a 1000 year flood. It has brought back memories of past floods. Like the flood of the Big Thompson in 1976. Homes lost. People lost. Then we had the flood of 1965. I was nine years of age and I remember seeing houses gone. Debris all over, cars piled up, railroad tracks bent, and mobile homes laying around like so many dominoes. It's scary.

Now we have all of this flooding after five days of rain. We have friends who live in Loveland. Thankfully, they and their home are okay. We have friends in Lafayette, and they also are okay. There are a few others we know around Colorado Springs and Pueblo who are stationed at Fort Carson and they are okay.

I went out Thursday and made my way to my sister's house in Golden. It was still raining, and with she and my brother-in-law up in the mountains, I thought it best to check their house. They have a stairwell that leads to the basement. There was about six inches or more of water in the stair well. I didn't have a key, so could not get in to see how bad their basement was. I called both of them and left messages on their cell phones and just hoped that they got them. (I found out later that they did.)

From their house, I went on into the town of Golden and took some pictures of Clear Creek, which runs through town. They are taken from the bridge from downtown Golden. The first one is looking east along clear creek. You can see Coors in the background.

The next picture shows some sculptures of trout. There is also a bike path there, but it is underwater.

The next picture is looking west. The big "M" on the mountain in the background is for the Colorado School of Mines. The "M" is on Lookout Mountain, where Buffalo Bill is buried.

The last picture is of the arch on main street of Golden.

As the flood waters move east towards the plains,  we hope that there will not be any more lives lost. We can all band together to help each other rebuild. Also, I want to thank ALL of the first responders and ALL of those who fly the choppers and drive the trucks to rescue those who are stranded. And thanks, too, to those who have opened up their hearts to lend a hand. 






4 comments:

  1. What a mess. Thank God you and your friends are fine.

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    1. Stephen, thank you. For awhile I thought that I might have to get out some water wings. I've never seen so much rain. Now, I just need to wait for the water levels to drop. And grab me more 5 gallon buckets. And fill them up, and bring them home, and start panning for some gold.

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  2. I'm happy to hear your family and friends are okay.

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    1. Sandy, thank you. Now, we just need for things to dry out.

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