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.