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Astonishing Aerial Photos Of The Colorado Flooding

19 Sep

Floodwaters have ravaged a Connecticut-size area of Colorado, killing at least seven people, destroying thousands of homes, and blocking hundreds of roads and bridges.

Colorado’s Front Range, a 415-square-mile expanse and gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park has been completely transformed by flooding, caused by unusually heavy showers over several days.

The aerial photos below so the extent of the damage and the long road ahead.

Colorado Flooding

AP Photo/John Wark

A tractors sits partially submerged in a farm field after flooding along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colorado near Greeley, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

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AP Photo/John Wark

A field of parked cars and trucks sits partially submerged near Greeley, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, as debris-filled rivers flooded into towns and farms miles from the Rockies.

Colorado Flooding

AP Photo/Colorado Heli-Ops, Dennis Pierce

This aerial photo shows a raging waterfall destroying a bridge along Highway 34 toward Estes Park, Colorado.

Colorado Flooding

AP Photo/John Wark

Homes in a residential neighborhood in Longmont, Colo., are submerged as flooding continues to devastate the Front Range and thousands are forced to evacuate.

Colorado Flooding

AP Photo/John Wark

Homes are cut off from a nearby road in Lyons, Colorado.

Colorado Flooding

AP Photo/John Wark

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.

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AP Photo/John Wark

A group of trailers are smashed together at a storage site near Greeley, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/aerial-photos-of-colorado-flooding-2013-9#ixzz2fKwAQreq

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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Investments

 

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