I know this post is a little late, but that's what happens when you get busy! There's been terrible flooding in northern Colorado this month. I heard a report on the news that said that some places in Colorado received as much rain in just a few days as they usually get in an entire year. It would be really hard to describe the sheer magnitude of the flooding in words, so I'll let pictures do the talking...
I'm just amazed at the power of water. There is so much force behind it and it can do major damage. Just look at how the water broke up the roads and moved concrete:
Disasters are horrible and something you would never want to go through, but it often times brings out the best in people. I love how friends, neighbors and even perfect strangers band together to help each other out. It also shows you what's really important in life (something that's easy to overlook in the hustle and bustle that our busy lives bring).
Many people were trapped and needed to be rescued, so several Blackhawk helicopters were dispatched to assist in the recovery. A few people died in the floods (the death toll was six when I heard it) which is sad, of course, but at the same time it could've been much, much worse, so that's something to be grateful for.
When the waters recede that's when the real work begins! Can you imagine all of the mud that would be all over everything?! And everything that got wet would have to be torn up, ripped out and thrown away. Whenever I see the destruction that follows natural disasters, I always wonder where do you begin when it comes to cleaning up, and what do they do with all the trash/debris?
Clean up always goes better when you have people by your side to help share the burden, right?! I love this first picture, because it looks like these people are making the best of their situation by taking a moment to laugh.