February 6, 2023

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‘Emotionally it’s tough’: People near Cameron Peak burn scar learn to live with flood after flood

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Another flash flood Monday pushed muddy and debris-littered water down the tributaries and into the Big Thompson River. In Glen Haven, it covered roads and washed away chunks of packed dirt. 

“We’ve already had six flash floods plus we had another two on Saturday and one on Sunday. And you know it sort of becomes a way of life, you know to expect this,” said Barb Blue.

Blue is caring for her husband who is now in hospice care at their home. A month ago one flood hit the deck of the home they love. 

“Ruined our deck, tore off the railings. Took all of the furniture off of the deck,” said Blue. 

The stress of flood after flood is not easy.  

“Emotionally it’s tough. I’m wearing out because I do a lot of work.” But leaving their home is not something they want to do. “We…

Alan Gionet

2022-08-15 22:14:00

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