Roaring waters, deep scars: ‘It chewed us up’

New York Times: In the Colorado mountains, the floodwaters struck Jamestown like an invading army. Houses tumbled into the churning Little James Creek. A torrent of rocks and mud crushed Joey Howlett, 72, in his home. People rushed into the rain in pajamas, children in their arms, to shouts of “Get out! Get out!” About fifty miles downstream in the blue-collar city of Evans, the flood filled up poor neighborhoods like a stoppered sink. The rain-swollen South Platte poured into enclaves of Hispanic immigrants.......

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