Photos from. Flooding in Colorado

Black Hawk helicopter evacuates women from the flooded area in the vicinity of Jamestown, Colo., Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo / Denver Post, Joe Amon)

September 23, 2013. After prolonged heavy rains that caused severe floods over the past few decades, the sky over Colorado finally cleared up, and in the state of restoration work began. Tens of thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed by the floods. The main trouble is that only about 1 percent of Colorado residents have insured their home in case of flood. The authorities are preparing to evacuate residents of the cities that are located downstream, and may be affected in the coming days.

Black Hawk helicopter flies over the canyon during a search operation in the vicinity of Boulder, Colorado, September 17, 2013. (AP Photo / Denver Post, Joe Amon)

Inverted crude oil storage tank in the South Platte River in Weld County, Colorado, September 17, 2013. (AP Photo / John Wark)

The sun sets over the flooded field near Crook, Colorado, September 17, 2013. (AP Photo / Chris Schneider)

Flood affected areas in the north of the State of Colorado, September 14, 2013. (US Air National Guard / Capt. Darin Overstreet)

A soldier inspects a flooded area of the helicopter UH-72 Lakota during search and rescue operations in the vicinity of Fort Collins, Colo., Sept. 18, 2013. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy)

 

View of a residential area affected by the heavy rains in Boulder, Colorado, September 14, 2013. (US Army / Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner)

The flooded residential area in Boulder, Colorado, September 14, 2013. (US Army / Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner)

Locals clean area after severe flooding in Longmont, Colorado, September 16, 2013. (AP Photo / Chris Schneider)

Woman consoling her friend near her home after a flood victim in Longmont, Colorado, September 16, 2013. (AP Photo / Chris Schneider)

Flooded buildings in Loveland, Colo., Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo / Chris Schneider)

Helicopter UH-60 Black Hawk lands to evacuate local residents stuck in the flood-damaged road in northern Colorado, September 14, 2013. (US Air National Guard / Capt. Darin Overstreet)

Flood-damaged road in Loveland, Colo., Sept. 18, 2013. (AP Photo / Chris Schneider)

The house is surrounded by flood waters, in Boulder, Colorado, September 16, 2013. (Reuters / Mark Leffingwell)

Private households that suffered from heavy rains in Boulder, Colorado, September 14, 2013. (US Army / Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner)

The road, damaged by flooding in the north of the State of Colorado, September 14, 2013. (US Air National Guard / Capt. Darin Overstreet)

Rescue helicopter flies over the city of Lyons, which has been hit by floods, September 17, 2013. (Reuters / Mark Leffingwell)

Flooded corn field near Crook, Colorado, September 17, 2013. (AP Photo / Chris Schneider)

The soldiers lifted the man on board the helicopter UH-60 Black Hawk during a search-and-rescue operations in Boulder, Colorado, September 16, 2013. (US Army / Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault)

The soldiers carry the dog to safety during the search and rescue operations in Boulder, Colorado, September 16, 2013. (US Army / Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault)

Flood-affected people of a military helicopter landed at the airport in Boulder, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo / Ed Andrieski)

Flooded cars in Weld County, Colorado, September 17, 2013. (Reuters / Rick Wilking)

Flooded farm in Weld County, Colorado, September 17, 2013. (Reuters / Rick Wilking)

Boy makes things a flooded garage in Longmont, Colorado, September 16, 2013. (Reuters / Rick Wilking)

People go by rail after the floods in Longmont, Colorado, September 16, 2013. (Reuters / Rick Wilking)

Flooded buildings in the vicinity of Boulder, Colorado, September 17, 2013. (AP Photo / Denver Post, Joe Amon)

A man and his son clean the flooded basement of his home in Longmont, Colorado, September 18, 2013. (Reuters / Rick Wilking)

Flooded cars on the banks of the South Platte River near Greenlee, Colorado. (JOHN WARK / REUTERS)

Flooded caravans on the banks of the South Platte River near Greenlee, Colorado. (JOHN WARK / REUTERS)

People are evacuated from the flooded Jamestown, Colorado. (RICK WILKING / REUTERS)

 

Source: Telautograph

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