One year ago today my life was turned over by the flooding in Colorado. We lived just north of the Golden Ponds in Longmont, COhttps://www.google.com/maps/place/40%C2%B010'18.1%22N+105%C2%B008'21.7%22W
Our street went from an inch or two of water to 3-4 feet high in just ten minutes.
The St Vrain River/Creek jumped it's banks somewhere north of Longmont, went through some neighborhoods and the Twin Peaks golf course north of me. And then, after filling the golf course, it crested directly north of the row of houses on my side of the street. The water hit the top house and split down each side. Leaving us as an island in the middle of two raging rivers.
We were stranded with other neighbors in one of the higher houses on that side of the street for approximately 10 hours while we waited for rescue.
We lost a great deal of our possessions & our cars. Due to the house being uninhabitable for a few months, we relocated our life north to Berthoud, Colorado where we remain today.
While we were stranded, I took the opportunity to take some photos and videos of the event. I'm very happy I did. As time passes the memories grow more faint and it's hard to believe it was as amazing and destructive as it was.
This is the first time I've shared this collection publicly. (I was always taught/told that posting your story and images during the event could lure in looters.)
The most amazing of my collection are the eight videos at the end of the album where you can see the movement and power of the water. #Flooding #Flood #COFlood #ColoradoFlooding