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  • From: NW Washington
Colorado modelers... stay safe!
Posted by dirkpitt77 on Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:03 PM

  In light of the severe flooding, property damage and lives lost in the flooding along the Front Range, here's hoping everyone is ok. Thoughts and good karma headed your way.

 Chris 

 Fort Collins, CO

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by waynec on Friday, September 13, 2013 7:41 PM

hey chris. thanks. looks like good karma isn't the only thing heading your way. just west of littleton we are fine, light rain and sun was out at lunch. just had 3 CH-47 CHINOOKs fly over heading north. don't know if COARNG had these, could be from carson.

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Friday, September 13, 2013 11:01 PM

Thanks, Chris.  We are safe here in Longmont, but the town is a mess with lots of roads closed or washed out. The town has been cut in half- you can't travel north/south through it because of washed out bridges.   I am thankful that our house seems to be in a pretty safe area.  Scary stuff...

You guys stay safe, too-

Chuck

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

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Posted by Wirraway on Monday, September 16, 2013 2:31 AM

Our thoughts are with those who have lost possessions, or worse.  TV news here reported it would be the largest domestic airlift in American history.

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Posted by dirkpitt77 on Monday, September 16, 2013 11:23 AM

Not sure about that just yet. Hurricane Katrina probably still holds the record. We'll see what the numbers work out to, but things will need to settle down for a while before that can happen, I think.

  Two personal friends of mine have already lost their homes to flooding. Others are stranded in the mountain areas and have been asked to decide if they want to evac out by air in the next two weeks, or remain there for the winter. Every single road accessing rural mountain communities has been compromised or severely damaged, and estimates are that repairs will take months. At least into next summer. To a guy like me who has traveled many of these roads in my Jeep while offroading up there, it's almost incomprehensible.

 Edit: Here's a photo gallery to get ya started...

    http://photos.denverpost.com/2013/09/14/photos-colorado-flood-damage-aerial-views/#1

   54 minute aerial flood survey performed by our sheriff:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0d3j4zmnyY

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:23 PM

Best wishes to everybody in Colorado!

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Posted by DiscoStu on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:58 PM

We have a family cabin up on the Big Thompson River near Estes park.  First cabin was wiped out in the flash flood in 1976 (I think) and the new one was built a little further back from the river banks.  We've been unable to get up to the cabin to see if it's okay, but judging by the aerial video Larimer county Sherrif was able to put out, the cabin "looks" okay.

My house is just down the street from  Buckley AFB (My wife hates it, I love it) and it's been a lot of activity lately.  Seen a lot of Blackhawks and Chinooks buzzing about.  

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