Chinatti, Howard and Shannon


Title
Chinatti, Howard and Shannon
Creator:
Chinatti, Howard, 1954-, interviewee; Chinatti, Shannon, 1955-, interviewee; Sherman, Janice, interviewer; Dick, Donald, videographer;
Date Recorded:
11/22/2014
Date digitized:
11/22/2014
Length of interview:
56 minutes, 26 seconds
Description:

When the South Boulder Creek drainage flooded during the Boulder County Flood of 2013, flowing water broke through Shannon and Howard Chinatti’s basement window and filled that level of their house with seven feet of water.  Shannon was alone at the time of the flood—Howard works in disaster recovery and was on his way to Montana to work on another flood recovery project. They tell of Shannon’s experience during the flood, Howard’s efforts to come back home and enter their flooded neighborhood in South Boulder, and their subsequent recovery efforts. Howard is able to tell about their personal experiences through the lens of many years of doing disaster recovery work. In addition, Howard describes working on recovery efforts for Frasier Meadows Retirement. Both Chinattis emphasize the way a community pulls together in events of this sort.

Subject:
Floods
Flood damage
Frasier Meadows Retirement Community (Boulder, Colo.)
Natural disasters
Flood insurance
Language:
English
Original Format:
mini-dv tape
Notes:
This interview is one of a series about the Boulder County Flood of 2013
Local call number:
OH2006
Copyright:
Copyright restrictions applying to the use or reproduction of oral history interviews are available from the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History/Boulder Public Library.
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