With snow already dusting Colorado’s highest peaks, the state is racing to replace key mountain highways washed away by flooding,
Jamestown, the small community in the mountains of Boulder County, has been cut off since last week when flooding destroyed every road and bridge into and out of the town.
The mouth of Left Hand Canyon is an absolute mess after the flooding. Homes are under water and cars are scattered about — all from a very small creek.
As people came down from the flooded foothills of the Colorado Rockies, they brought tales of dramatic rescues, heartbreaking loss and neighbors coming together to protect their families and homes. Here are a few of their stories:
As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave now or be prepared to endure weeks without electricity, running water and basic supplies.
National Guard troops have resumed truck convoys to ferry stranded Lyons residents through the floodwaters to shelter.
Conditions were so bad in Jamestown the only way out for stranded residents was to be airlifted by military helicopters. The rescue involved almost 300 people.
No one can get in or out of the town of Lyons after overnight flooding. The National Guard has made it into Lyons to help those trapped there.
Flooding has caused heavy damage in parts of 3 counties and Boulder County is in a state of emergency. Evacuations have been ordered in Big Thompson Canyon.
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