August 1, 2021

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After a decade of fires, floods, Larimer residents lament another evacuation

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POUDRE PARK, Colo. (KDVR) — People living along Poudre Canyon are on alert after flash floods led mandatory evacuations, marking another significant event in a decade of disasters.

Susie Rasmussen and her husband have lived in Poudre Park for more than 15 years and have seen their fair share of fires and floods.

“It’s ongoing. We went through this 2012 and 2013 and things will never, ever be what they were before. Much less, with the Cameron Peak Fire and all the devastation caused from that,” said Rasmussen.

Poudre Park residents were part of the mandatory evacuation but were not impacted any further by the floods. Farther upstream, homes were destroyed and people were still unaccounted for as of Wednesday night.

“It can happen. You get a big rainfall to…

Rachel Skytta

2021-07-21 23:41:07

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