It didn’t take long for the flood waters to move across fields in northeastern Colorado but the effects will be long lasting.
Farmers in Weld County are hoping for a quick cleanup of debris in the Big Thompson River so business can get back on track after the flooding.
The emergency airlifts of flood victims waned Tuesday, leaving rescue crews to systematically search the nooks and crannies of the northern Colorado foothills and transportation officials to gauge what it will take to rebuild the wasted landscape.
There is a growing level of despair in some parts of Weld County, where flood waters simply aren’t moving away fast enough.
Ranchers in Weld County dealing with the floodwaters were able to save dozens of horses and cattle over the weekend.
National Guard troops have resumed truck convoys to ferry stranded Lyons residents through the floodwaters to shelter.
As the overflowing South Platte River heads east it’s devastating communities in Weld County.
People won’t be traveling along Highway 267 in Milliken anytime soon. The town is nearly surrounded by the water.
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.
Lincoln County commissioners joined nine other northeastern Colorado counties in putting the 51st State Initiative on the November ballot.