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    Colorado flooding

    Where is Hans and are he and his family safe?

    Who else is at risk?
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    Hans is about 80 miles from there..............
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    good to hear - I hope no one else is at risk....
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    Geez, look at this pic I found:



    I can only hope some of this water finds its way into the Colorado River, though it might be in the wrong part of the state.
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    Our area got about 11.5" of rain. Getting home from work yesterday sucked! I work in Denver, but live just outside of Boulder. Luckily, we have the high ground and have been safe, with no damage. I did have a mad scramble to make sure everything was a couple feet above the ground.

    A lot of people around here aren't so lucky.

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    It's bad. About a foot of rain in 36 hours at my house - which is a very big deal here. That much water, that fast, creates serious problems with flash flooding.

    Minor flooding in my basement. Was up all night with my shop-vac. About 9 gallons an hour coming in to the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    It's bad. About a foot of rain in 36 hours at my house - which is a very big deal here. That much water, that fast, creates serious problems with flash flooding.

    Minor flooding in my basement. Was up all night with my shop-vac. About 9 gallons an hour coming in to the house.

    Man....that suuuuucks.....sorry to hear it.

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    Ugh...glad you're doing okay, but bailing out the basement sounds like no fun.
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    My daughter is in Colorado Springs, their basement is flooded too.
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    There's just nowhere for that much water to go. The gentle creek 150 yards south of my house is now a raging river.

    I was able to caulk the area letting water through my basement wall in the wee hours. It's holding, so far. As long as the dirt-based dams above my house (holding back two water reservoirs) don't fail, I shouldn't have anything significant to worry about from here on out.
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    I don't know if this link will work for you guys but here's the creek one street over from my house right now.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    I don't know if this link will work for you guys but here's the creek one street over from my house right now.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater
    C'mon, that's not a creek!
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    Brutal. I have friends in Denver complaining about power outages, this sounds pretty widespread.

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    Keep dry, Hans. I'm heading out to a wedding, but let me know if you guys need any help.

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    Well, the road above my house - which continues up into the canyon - is tango uniform. Guess I won't be riding my mountain bike that way for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Well, the road above my house - which continues up into the canyon - is tango uniform. Guess I won't be riding my mountain bike that way for a while.

    DUDE!!! Is that where you took us up to in the Rover??

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    DUDE!!! Is that where you took us up to in the Rover??
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Yes.
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    Geez, Hans, that is a rough thing to go through!
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    Nah - we're good. This area has been plagued with natural disasters for 2 years in a row. Three of my co-workers have lost their homes. I have been lucky - comparatively speaking. If spending a night vacuuming up water and drying carpets is the worst of it for me, I won't complain too much.

    Many of the flash floods are a result of the massive forest fires. Once all the vegetation is gone, there is nothing to help the soil remain in place - or absorb the moisture. It gets much worse from there once the soil is saturated. All of the floods in Manitou Springs (my home town) are largely because the town sits just below the Haman Fire area and the Waldo Canyon fire area.
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