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Serious situation in Boulder County. Homes have collapsed in the mountains, evacuations are underway in Lyons, CO and Longmont, CO along the St. Vrain. A dam is or has failed near Pinewood Springs.
1 posted on 09/12/2013 3:25:38 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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CU Boulder, Boulder schools closed, St. Vrain Valley Schools closed.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 3:36:09 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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It can get dangerous quickly there. My parents were living in Loveland in the mid 70s when the Big Thompson flood killed 144 people.
3 posted on 09/12/2013 4:02:08 AM PDT by n230099 ("When no one knows who is armed...everyone is.")
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Police Fire EMS scanners:

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/247

7 posted on 09/12/2013 5:04:56 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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Wow. Prayers up for everybody there.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 5:39:34 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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I live near I-25 and 92nd Ave. There was 2" in my Homer bucket last night. I just drove to Parker road and Quebec through a storm so intense the wipers could not keep up. It is just drizzling now.

Nothing like getting a quarter of our annual rain in 3 days.

14 posted on 09/12/2013 5:40:39 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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The Rockies, which are naturally rather dry, have been getting very wet the last couple of weeks. The terrain makes this volume of water a real risk.

Plus, people have been building fancy homes in those pretty places next to ‘dry’ river beds. Ooops.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 5:45:06 AM PDT by lurk
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I live downtown, 6.6” last night and it just started again. The grounds been saturated since yesterday.

I’ve had standing water in my yard since noon yesterday, sump pumps running full time, pumping it out so it can flow back in. Got a bucket on the kitchen floor, not sure where the leak is.

Cat’s been on the front porch, and the dog isn’t happy about his ‘drop zone’ being flooded.

We’ll see if I can make it up the Diag to Longmont for work.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 7:11:58 AM PDT by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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Have leftists tried to blame this on the recall yet?


26 posted on 09/12/2013 8:07:56 AM PDT by GeronL
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A dam is or has failed near Pinewood Springs

Get some CU Boulder students up there to put their fingers in any holes that open up

28 posted on 09/12/2013 8:08:59 AM PDT by GeronL
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I’ve got 3” of water in my cellar, only thing down there is my water heater and furnace. They’re both flooded.

The one pump wasn’t keeping up, I waded through till I found the spare pump and got it going. There’s no place too pump it, not enough hose to get it out to the street, so I’m pumping into the yard so it can flow back in.

There’s not a pump for sale anywhere in Boulder County.

The flood sirens have been on for a couple of hours, they say the creek has peaked. I’m in the Goose Creek FP, it’s working .

My house was built in 1924, first floor is 3” above grade, doesn’t help the root cellar.


35 posted on 09/12/2013 10:51:59 AM PDT by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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