Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I just wanted to update all my friends, that Lori and I as safe and sound. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for many of the people living along the Colorado front range.
In case you don't know, heavy rains that lasted for several days has resulted in major flooding. Estes Park received some 10-inches of rainfall, while nearby Boulder got 20-inches. Many people have been evacuated. So far, 1,500 homes have been destroyed, while almost 15.000 have received major damage. To date, the death toll stands at 7.
I just got word yesterday from National Guard personnel that a large portion of Hwy 7 between Lyons and Estes Park was completely obliterated by high water, along with the destruction of several nearby homes. Although I do not know the exact location, it sounded like it was in the area around the Riverside exit.