Fortunately, my area, and the areas where my children live, have had much lower rain accumulations. Thankfully, my basement sump pump has been turning on quite a bit during these storms, and doing it's job. We also do not live in close proximity to any of the water ways I described above, so we have not had massive flood waters flow into our community.
...the beautiful town of Estes Park, seen above, were both severely flooded, as well as many surrounding towns, such as Jamestown and Lyons. Sadly, four people are known to have lost their lives in the flood waters as of today.
The video above was taken from a roof top by a resident of Estes Park in early Friday morning as the flood waters were coming into the town. My husband and I stayed in Estes Park last week, as it is located right outside the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, and it breaks our heart to think of the destruction of this pretty place. I know they will clean up, rebuild what needs to be, and come back even stronger. Estes Park has suffered two devastating floods in the past, and did just that. I will be showing many photos of our trip to the magnificent Rocky Mountain Park in future posts
I know the stormy skies that are now overhead....
...will soon turn bright blue again, and all will be well.
Thank you to all who inquired about our safety! I truly appreciate your concern, and my thoughts and prayers are with all those who suffered loss of life and property in this disaster.