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Friday, December 20, 2013

Long Road Ahead For Colorado Flood Victims

Artist John King took this photo of his property in Lyons, Colo., during the flood. King lost part of his house, his workshop and all of his tools. (John King)

Artist John King took this photo of his property in Lyons, Colo., during the flood. King lost part of his house, his workshop and all of his tools. (John King)

Many people in Colorado will remember 2013 as the year when mother nature struck with a vengeance. Wildfires, drought and floods plagued the state. But September’s deluge was catastrophic — climatologists called it a 500 year event. Water swept away highways, homes and killed nine people.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Lesley McClurg of Colorado Public Radio checked in with flood victims who are trying to get back on their feet.

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  • Cacimo

    Still trying to recover from Sandy, I sympathize with the Colorado flood victims. Illegals should not be given aid. Here in NYC many US citizens are still waiting for help. People who came to this country illegally, work off the books and pay no taxes – should not be given public funds.

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