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.
The City of Evans has setup many portable toilets to cope with the "no flush" order. Many like these dot the map in town.
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Rushing water from the South Platte River has inundated homes, businesses and large swaths of land on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. In Evans, Colo. It’s also swamped one of two water treatment plants.
A view of a road destroyed by heavy rains, with some areas receiving as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 14.
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As the remaining flood survivors continue to be airlifted out of towns cut off by flooding, the focus is beginning to shift to recovery. Specifically on the very reason they have to be airlifted: roads.
One of the two Steinway Grand Pianos available to performers at Greeley's UCCC
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For a concert hall to have even one Steinway Grand Piano is a boon. But to have two? That’s something else. For the past 25 years, Greeley’s Union Colony Civic Center has been one of those lucky places with two of the prized instruments.