Rainy Days10:53 AM
It has been raining on the front range for SEVEN days! And not just a rain shower or two, but everyday raining. It has ranged from a nice, gentle drizzle to cats and dogs type of rain. It started raining last Monday afternoon and has rained pretty much non stop since. On Thursday it started flooding. There are so many canyons running from the front range mountains down to the plains and they are all flooding (or in the case of the one closest to us, rock slides).
Boulder started flooding first. Downtown Boulder is in a flood plain. Lyons, Estes Park, Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Evans and Jamestown. The list does go on. Jamestown is a small town above Boulder and from what I've heard most of it is gone.
So many people are stranded. We have some friends who can't leave their house because there is no road to town. They are safe and have food and water, so they are lucky. Others aren't so. My heart goes out to them. There is just so much devastation and damage. I know you can't prepare for a flood and a flash flood is just that. A flash. There was no warning. There was just water. Lots and lots of water. Mother Nature seems to be very angry right now. And she wins every time.
As I type this the sun is trying to come out. Come on Sunshine. We've missed you!