Colorado Resident Displaced By Floods Ends Up In Omaha

Sara Garcia (credit: CBS)

Sara Garcia (credit: CBS)

GLEN HAVEN, Colo. (CBS4)– One of those residents forced out of Glen Haven by the flooding is making a new home in Omaha, Neb.

Sara Garcia lived in Glen Haven which was ripped apart by the Big Thompson River. She still is emotional about what happened.

The zip line rigged by residents of Glen Haven (credit: CBS)

The zip line rigged by residents of Glen Haven (credit: CBS)

“I just started crying. You don’t expect that to happen and then you are just thinking about everything that you’ve lost and ‘Whoa’ you weren’t expecting that,” said Garcia. “So many people lost so much. It’s sort of unreal.”

She is one of the people who helped rig zip lines to get people trapped on one side of the rushing river to safety.

While Garcia and her chihuahua, Tony, escaped she wonders if anything is left of her life in Colorado.

“I think about how maybe we could find something, you know, and maybe I could find my writings, my pictures, my magnets or bikes, it’s weird,” said Garcia.

For now Garcia and Tony will spend the winter in Nebraska and wait to see what the new year brings.

Colorado Floods: How To Help

The recent floods are impacting families and communities throughout Colorado, so CBS4 has compiled a list of ways you can support the local communities impacted by the floods.


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