A destroyed house with furniture still intact inside is seen in Jamestown, Colorado, after a flash flood destroyed much of the town, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
It is still raining in the eastern Colorado for the fifth day on Saturday, causing more damages to the flooded area as rivers overflow their banks.
Houses, roads, farms and bridges are damaged and destroyed by the flood waters and landslides.
One of the hardest hit areas are in Weld County where the swollen St. Vrain, Big Thompson and Cache La Poudre rivers empty into the South Platte River.
Sean Conway, a commissioner of rural Weld County, said that, “This is a five hundred to a hundred years flood.”
The National Weather Service said that some areas have seen more than 15 inches of rain in a span of three days, which is above average rainfall totals for an entire year.
National Guard troops and local emergency crews team up on search and rescue missions.
The seasonal monsoon rains started on Monday and by Wednesday night, flood waters flowed down from the mountain canyons into the foothills, particularly Boulder.
Ashlee Herring, a spokeswoman for the Boulder Office of Emergency Management said, “All the roads on the western side of the county are lost – they’re gone.”
A flood-destroyed car lies submerged in mud and debris in Jamestown, Colorado, after a flash flood destroyed much of the town, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Further downstream in Morgan County, the farming communities of Weldona, Goodrich, Muir Springs and Orchard were under evacuation orders.
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Yesterday morning my father’s uncle was ‘segoked’ by a cow.
‘Segok’ means hit by a cow.
I call my father’s uncle Tok Teh.
Tok Teh was ‘segoked’ by a cow when he tried to take the cow to his orchard.
The cow just had a baby.
The mother cow hit Tok Teh because she thought that Tok Teh wanted to take her baby cow away.
Tok Teh is warded in the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Kuala Terengganu Hospital.
Now I cannot take young coconut from Tok Teh’s house anymore because Tok Teh is in the hospital.
Actually ‘segok’ is Trengganuspeak.
I like to go apple picking.
When I go apple picking I pick apple.
- I choose the red apples from Uncle Nisar’s house (Abah’s friend in Palo Alto, California) – [2005
I pick the big red apple.
When I pick the apples, I eat the apples at the orchard.
- I ate the apples at the orchard – near Columbus, Ohio [2006
I went apple picking in Ohio and Palo Alto, California.
When I eat apples over there, I will say mmmmmmmmm
The apples are so sweet.
I love apples very, very, very much.
And I like to buy apples too.
Do you like to eat apple too?
- Hugging big pumpkins near the orchard in Ohio