ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Colorado Floods 2013

Updated on October 12, 2013

Colorado Floods 2013

For the time being, this lens will be my journal to document events and emotions in prose, poetry and photos following the historic and catastrophic Colorado floods of 2013. Unlike some of the other tragedies that I have written about, this is one that impacts my home, my business and my community.

My husband took this photo of the National Guard and Colo. Dept. of Transportation doing repair work on Hwy 36 by Stone Mountain Lodge, Lyons, on September 25, 2013. At the center left, the road has been washed away by the ravages of the flood swollen river that occurred between September 11 and September 14, 2013.

Highway 36, Lyons September 2013

a poem

Polite men in boots and army cloth

Diligently fix the road that falls off in cliffs

To the wide muddy swollen creek

Severed gas lines peak from beneath

Chunks of asphalt

Fallen power poles, trees and mud

Configure into islands and dams

Just look thru the untouched lodge entrance

And see there is the American flag

With no one but the guardsmen and the officials

To honor it

Behind the cinder block wall the ducks

wait patiently at the pond for food

and friendship from whomever comes

whlle the river rages in September

like it only does in June

This is the way it is

and the way it will be

until the work is done

and the people who have homes

can go home

and the people who lost homes

can go see what's left

Anguish in the First Days

Anguish in the town in the first days

Muck, debris, scree, mind in a haze

A house was there well planned

The wide river reclaimed the land

Torrents in their eddies spin

To spit out the mud and rocks within

Tree trunks and cars and roofs and pipe

Reconfigure this eerie river scape

Don't let this greyness have you caught

Believing your lives have been for naught

Colorado Flood Links

this list is just started. I'll be adding more links

Videos of the Colorado Floods September 2013

 

The Big Thompson Canyon Flood of 1976

Since this flood that cost so many lives, US Hwy 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon was re-engineered and rebuilt. Unfortunately the floods of September 2013 have rendered 85% of this road impassable.

Thanks So Much for Stopping and Letting Me Share

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      The US has certainly had to deal with its share of extreme weather over the past couple of years. It is heartbreaking to hear of each new crisis.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)