A breach in a levee along the South Platte River in northeastern Colorado has prompted the evacuation of the tiny town of Messex.
Nowhere are they more sensitive about the heavy rains than in Boulder and Larimer counties where they saw massive flooding last fall. And with flash flood warnings posted across Colorado, people in Lyons pitched in to help homeowners prepare.
There hasn’t been a sandbagging effort quite like the one Friday and Saturday in Greeley this since the floods last September. Now there are scenes like it in every town in Northern Colorado with a river.
Volunteers were out all day packing sandbags in Loveland on Friday hoping that all of the hard work will help save homes.
Spring melt is causing concerns in the mountains as creeks and rivers start to rise.
Larimer County is working with nonprofit disaster relief workers to provide free sand bags to residents who have been affected by forest fires and erosion flooding over the past two years.
Homeowners in the Black Forest Fire who are in the midst of trying to salvage items from their burned homes are now trying to protect what is left from flooding.
Some people who live along the Poudre River In Laporte, north of Fort Collins, are starting to breathe a sigh of relief. They’re also trying to figure out what to do with all of the sandbags.
Sandbags were handed out at the Windsor Community Center on Wednesday for those who live near rivers are working to protect their homes from possible flooding.