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  • Life and property okay in Boulder?

    Everyone okay? Everyone's homes okay? Thoughts are with you. A foot of rain! Yikes.

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    I don't know anyone without damage to their home. Our roof is leaking, which is not trivial, but pretty much everyone else I know (most of whom are teletippers) has suffered much more serious damage. Vibes to all our friends.

    A full year's worth of precipitation in 48 hours including more than three inches in 40 minutes last night and probably a repeat of that tonight. I had an epic bus ride home from Denver, just passing in front of three flash floods and having roads closing right behind our bus every time. After a mile walk home my pants, drawers, socks, and shoes were completely saturated while my shirt and hair were totally dry. Gotta love Gore Tex.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cesare View Post
      I don't know anyone without damage to their home. Our roof is leaking, which is not trivial, but pretty much everyone else I know (most of whom are teletippers) has suffered much more serious damage. Vibes to all our friends.
      That would explain why no one is posting... here or at TGR when I checked. Crazy. It's like the Big Thompson flood volume (if not suddenness) everywhere. Just totally nuts.

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      • #4
        That's a years worth of rain in day.

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        • #5
          Somehow, I appear to have escaped unscathed, with minimal water intrusion. Wish many of my friends could say the same. My bus ride home from Denver was much more uneventful than cesare's, though I was on a much earlier bus. Tried to go to work today, all roads closed.

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          • #6
            Vibes to everyone effected, was at the new hospital overnight and may have to stay overnight tonight just in case. I hope my home in Broomfield is OK when I finally make it home. Of course both the old and new hospital are built on floodplains (good decision to build there) and usual flooding on the ground floors. No real impact to impatients, but outpatient and non-emergent surgeries are a no go until things dry out. Hear a couple of Maine ahs are stuck high up on Longs. Just think if it was snow.........Ah snow! Here comes winter!

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            • #7
              there in a professional capacity and not in a patient capacity, right?

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              • #8
                Oops, probably should have elaborated more, but professional capacity, but on night 2 rapidly deteriorating to semi-professional. Preety dry tonight, but more in the forcast for tomorrow night. Hope all the t-tippers and families in the greater boulder area safe.

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                • #9
                  One small bright spot to the chaos.

                  I was just watching a couch tour of Telluride Blues and Brews. http://www.tellurideblues.com/watch-live (New Mastersounds earlier, Mickey Hart coming on now.)

                  It was raining pretty hard in town. It cleared some and they panned up to reveal a snowy cap on the big hill behind town.

                  Vibes to those affected.

                  It's snowing somewhere.

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                  • #10
                    A couple I know were just airlifted out with their two dogs. They live along N. St. Vrain Creek outside Lyons. Craziness.

                    I think their house is okay, but their road disappeared.
                    Last edited by stevesliva; 14 September 2013, 08:56 PM.

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                    • #11
                      My apt is dry. Needless to say, feel pretty lucky.

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                      • #12
                        from what I gather, the flooding is now moving to more eastern communities, like Greeley.

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                        • #13
                          Well, it's good to hear from some folks. It's almost embarrassing to say that we have one tiny drip in the basement that a single bucket has
                          taken care of. Raining now again, though. It's not over 'til it's over. This is definitely one for the record books, and it sounds like a 500-yr
                          event (or 1 in 500 chance of happening in a given year) for some communities.

                          Be really glad when it finally stops raining. I don't think I will ever regard our usually benign and welcome rainfalls in the same light in the future.

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                          • #14
                            News videos from helicopters have been truly horrifying. The St. Vrain river east of Lyons has completely changed its course. The old riverbed is dry and all the surrounding land is underwater. Heartbreaking to see horses tied to fence posts standing alone against the onrushing waters. It keeps coming. Pouring at my house now and all I can think of is where the water is flowing to and how many friends are still fighting to save their houses just a couple of miles downstream from here. I finished patching our roof yesterday and it seems to be holding so far.

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                            • #15
                              http://www.lamarledger.com/news/ci_2...ok-at-disaster

                              "One inch of rain will produce 3½ to 4 inches of wet snow, but potentially 10 to 12 inches of light powder. With the amount of rain in Boulder, a powdery snow could have been up to the eaves of single-story homes."
                              “Taking away someone’s opinion is no different than sewing a man’s butthole shut.”

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