Colorado hammered by heavy rains and flooding!

15 Sep

Okay, Cav Members… Mount UP!

Search and Rescue Teams are mobilizing and heading for Colorado.

You might remember that last year, The Corten Cavalry sent hundreds of tons of hay to Colorado to be distributed to families ravaged by wildfires, so that they could continue to feed their livestock.

Here in Montana, we’ve had our dose of fires too, having just spent several weeks fighting fires in Lolo Creek, a fire that was the number one fire fighting priority in the United States for a time… Oy.

Fire is a terrible thing.

Flooding is pretty terrible too…

Recent rainfall in the Denver area has devastated locals. The area received over a foot of rain within just a few days and then… it just kept raining.

Rescue Ops(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

It isn’t just in TOWNS, folks. It’s widespread throughout the rural areas too. MORE rain is in the forecast and there’s no place for it to go… except into the homes and farms of residents.

Flooded Structures - Lyon CO (AP Photo/Colorado Heli-Ops, Dennis Pierce)

Hampering the relief efforts are the hundreds of roads in the area that have been damaged or completely destroyed by the floodwaters that have affected large parts of a 4,500-square-mile area.

Weld County - near GreeleyWeld County – near Greeley, CO

A road crew works on a stretch of highway washed out by flooding along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colorado near Greeley, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/John Wark)

They’ve  brought in military choppers to evacuate families caught between flooding and safety.

Military Chopper Evacuations
This flood is particularly chilling because my own family is affected by it. This flooding is occurring in the same county as those I hold dear. We have a lot of work to do. I only hope that we are up to the task.

Trailer TorrentA Torrent of Trailers

A group of trailers are smashed together at a storage site near Greeley, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, as debris-filled rivers flooded into towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/John Wark)

Here at RR and TBE, we’re already mobilizing to being rescue and relief efforts.

IF you can help, PLEASE do so. There are thousands of families impacted by this heavy flooding. We’ll be working to clean up this event for months and even years.

Credits: ALL photos by John Wark – AP Photos except where noted.

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