Photos: Colorado Flooding: 4 Died, Forecast More Rain

14 09 2013

Flooding in Colorado is not yet over as more heavy rains is forecast through Sunday.

Some parts of the state have already received 15 inches of rain. 

At least four people were killed and lots more were unaccounted for.

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Buildings, roads and bridges were damaged by the flood waters. 

CNN reported that 17 miles of Highway 34, was badly damaged and will need to be rebuilt.

In at least one community, the flooding caused sewer grates to erupt into huge black geysers.

Flood water shoots out of a sewer next to the Cliff House in Manitou Springs, Colo., Sept. 12, 2013. / AP PHOTO/THE GAZETTE

Flood water shoots out of a sewer next to the Cliff House in Manitou Springs, Colo., Sept. 12, 2013. / AP PHOTO/THE GAZETTE (Please click the photo for a larger image)

The National Park Service closed Rocky Mountain National Park and was escorting people from nearby Estes Park along a trail over the Continental Divide.

On Friday, the Colorado Department of Transportation shut down about 90 miles of Interstate 25, from Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of flooding on the St. Vrain, Poudre and Big Thompson rivers.

A lot of towns were cut off because of the disaster including Lyons which was cut off after flood waters washed out the U.S. Route 36.

Thousands of people has been evacuated from the flooded area but some are still stranded.

People were also been evacuated from Eldorado Springs, Fort Collin and other places along the flooded rivers.

According to the weather service, Cache La Poudre River is expected to rise to nearly two feet above flood stage.

Bridges were closed after water began topping Seaman Reservoir in the Poudre Canyon.

The weather service warned Friday of more flash flooding in Loveland.

In the town of Drake, the Big Thompson River was more than four feet above flood stage. 

Rain from the same storm also drenched New Mexico, sending rivers out of their banks and causing some roads to be closed.

Evacuations were reported from Las Vegas to Truth or Consequences.

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Boneyard, A Plane’s Graveyard

26 06 2013
The Southern California Logistics Airport is a public airport located in the city of Victorville in San Bernardino County. The facility was George Air Force Base between 1941 to 1992 and was used as a front-line United States Air Force base Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2336804/The-great-aviation-graveyard-New-aerial-images-hundreds-planes-left-die-American-deserts.html#ixzz2VyWKbzz6  Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

The Southern California Logistics Airport is a public airport located in the city of Victorville in San Bernardino County. The facility was George Air Force Base between 1941 to 1992 and was used as a front-line United States Air Force base

Graveyard is not only a burial ground for human; but it is also a place where worn-out or obsolete equipment or objects are kept.

And there are an aviation graveyards in the United States of America which are full of abandoned aeroplanes.

Also known as boneyard, it is in a dry desert to prevent the planes from going rusty.

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Photos: Rare Celestial Dance Of Jupiter, Venus And Mercury

31 05 2013
This conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury was shot in Las Vegas with the Stratosphere in the foreground. (Photo by lybrand/ Credit to Yahoo News).

This conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury was shot in Las Vegas with the Stratosphere in the foreground. (Photo by lybrand/ Credit to Yahoo News).

At the end of May 2013,  Jupiter, Venus and Mercury form a celestial triangle in the night sky.

The three planets shine together in a triangle formation low in the western sky in a planetary meet-up known as a conjunction.

We can even see them with naked eyes if the sky is clear and the place is not too bright.

This cosmic show is so special spectacular because it includes the three brightest planets visible in the May night sky.

Venus is the brightest of the trio, with Jupiter a close second and Mercury coming in third.

Flickr photographers snapped awesome photos of this very rare and special event.

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Richard Silvers’s Mind-Bending Wonders Of The World’s Photos

20 05 2013
 Machu Picchu, Peru (Photo by Richard Silver)

Machu Picchu, Peru (Photo by Richard Silver)

Richard Silver’s photos of the world’s biggest sights are special because he uses artistic visual constructions like the combinations of sharpness and blur.

He wrote that, “By employing techniques such as Tilt Shift, HDR, Vertical Panoramas and Time Slice, this allows me to grow as a photographer while exposing our everyday world in an altered visual context.”

Silver says:

“People always ask me, How do I make people look so small or why do I make people look so small? Simple, WE ARE. In the big picture we are just a small blip of what the world truly is. I enjoy the power I have to change the perspective of the way people look at the world and maybe at themselves.”

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