- Posted September 13, 2013 by
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Flash Flooding in Boulder, Colorado Takes Its Toll
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
I was up first thing this morning and out shooting the floods in a number of places around Boulder for several hours. It was almost unbelievable. The waters were still raging in many places (and still are) and it felt more than a bit post-apocalyptic at times. I encountered a lot of people in a variety of moods. Homeowners picking up debris or trying to prevent additional damage, others paradoxically gleeful that nothing had happened to their homes just walking around to put pictures to the terrible rushing and crashing noises they'd heard all night in the darkness. News crews, homeless people, college students, several runners and cyclists, people off work... everyday people of Boulder. All kinds of people were out exploring and sharing and I could feel the community of Boulder coming together. It was a very powerful day to be outside wandering around and my heart goes out to all of the people experiencing hardships still, especially in communities that were hit harder than Boulder was. The rains are due to continue until Sunday, so while it's been great to see the sun today, stay safe everybody!
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