Flooding

10:03am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

For Evacuee, A 'Scary, Exciting' Airlift From Pinewood Springs

One of the National Guard's CH-47 Chinook helicopters descends to evacuate several residents from the Pinewood Springs area, Sept. 16.
Kerry Grimes used with permission

Colorado’s devastating torrential floodwaters washed out countless roads and bridges, essentially stranding many mountain communities – including Pinewood Springs. The small community of about 600 residents is part of the town of Lyons but lies within southern Larimer County.

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6:33am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

Evans' Pipe Plan Could Help Lift 'No Flush'

Piping for a temporary sewer bypass waiting for installation in Evans, Colo., Sept. 19.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

5:00am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

Look At The Flooding Of Greeley And Evans From Space

The swollen South Platte River pushing though Evans and Greeley, Colo., Sept. 17, 2013.
Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat data from the USGS NASA Earth Observatory

5:00am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

Floods Ease Front Range Drought Conditions, For Now

The latest Drought Monitor map shows how big an impact the recent rainstorms had in recharging dry soil. The white area is drought-free.
Credit U.S. Drought Monitor

What a difference a week can make. The epic rainstorm that hovered over Colorado’s Front Range effectively quashed a lingering drought. But Climate scientists caution against rejoicing too quickly though.

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4:10am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

Repairing Flooded Infrastructure Is A Big Task In Colorado

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And rescue efforts have slowed in Colorado's flood-ravaged Front Range. Around 200 people remain unaccounted for; 10 are presumed dead. Yesterday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said that the state was moving on to the recovery. But as NPR's Nathan Rott reports, it's a huge job.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPRAYING)

NATHAN ROTT, BYLINE: Brenda Gillum sprays a thick layer of maroon mud off of a glass plate.

BRENDA GILLUM: Anything that's salvageable, I'm spraying it.

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