September 25, 2023

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Lyons residents, elected officials gather to remember 2013 floods

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Nine people died in the disaster, and floodwaters destroyed thousands of homes.

LYONS, Colo. — Community members and elected officials gathered in downtown Lyons Sunday for a ceremony to commemorate a decade since deadly flooding decimated the town.

Recovering from the 2013 floods took some communities nearly 10 years. Nine people died in the disaster, and floodwaters destroyed thousands of homes. 

In Lyons, the day of commemoration was officially proclaimed “Grit, Grace and Gratitude Day.”

“In many ways, the legacy of 2013 isn’t the flood, it’s the remarkable recovery,” said Gov. Jared Polis, who attended the…



2023-09-10 21:53:08

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