You know it’s bad when the bars stop serving beer and start to pile up sandbags. Welcome to the Boulder Flood. More than 16 inches of rain have fallen in Boulder, Colorado in the last week. That’s led to massive flooding along the Front Range—an event the news media, scientists, and government types are calling a 1,000-year flood. The talking heads prone to hyperbole or lacking a theasurus even went so far as to call it “Biblical.” Not that I’d argue. Check out the Boulder Daily Camera or the Denver Post (aerial views here) to see the evidence in full color.
I’m fine. I didn’t lose anything. Others weren’t so lucky. Please visit the United Way if you’d like to help, or make a special contribution to the Lyons Community Foundation to help the town of Lyons, Colorado, a small mountain burg that’s been devastated by the flood.
Thanks for listening. There’s a lot happening in the world. Syria. The Navy Yards shooting. And so the Boulder and Colorado floods haven’t made it above the fold in most major news outlets. And that’s okay. Boulder and the mountain towns will work hard to recover. But if you can help, please do.