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Friday, September 27, 2013

Flood-Ravaged Colorado Town Tries To Recover

A National Guard soldier carries bread into Lyons, Colo., Sept. 13, 2013. Access to the small mountain town was cut off after bridges were destroyed by flash flooding. (Kenneth Wajda/AP)

A National Guard soldier carries bread into Lyons, Colo., Sept. 13, 2013. Access to the small mountain town was cut off after bridges were destroyed by flash flooding. (Kenneth Wajda/AP)

Longtime Lyons, Colo., resident LaVern Johnson, 86, says there’s no sewer, water, electricity or gas in town, two weeks after the deadly flooding in Colorado. She says most of the residents have temporarily fled.

Town leaders met last night about how to get the town back on its feet. But LaVern says even though FEMA has been helpful, it will be a long time before the town bounces back.

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  • LaVern Johnson, resident of Lyons, Colorado.

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