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Rasmussen, Brian Daniel – OH2014

Brian Rasmussen tells of his experiences during the Boulder County flood of 2013, when he lived in Fourmile Canyon. He describes the road and land conditions in the area of Fourmile Canyon and Wallstreet during and after the flooding. He … Continue reading

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Utterback, Mitch and Ault, Robert – OH1970

This interview has two narrators: Lt. Col. Mitch Utterback from the Colorado National Guard and Col. Robert Ault, U.S. Army. Utterback is the liaison to all civil authorities in Colorado, especially during a disaster. The National Guard provided aerial and … Continue reading

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Helicopter Rescue Pilots for the Flood of 2013 – OH1969

Interviewees include Tyler Smith, Eric Carlson, Steven Wheeler, and Robert Ault. In this radio program, U.S. Army personnel and crew members of Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters speak of their experience during the Boulder 2013 flood rescue mission during which they … Continue reading

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Aiken, Paul – oh1982

Paul Aiken, photo editor at the Daily Camera, shares his experiences and observations of the September 2013 flood in Boulder County.  He describes the challenges related to traveling in dangerous flood conditions in order to capture photos to publish in … Continue reading

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Williams, Renee – oh1992

Renée Williams’ house was unscathed by the flooding of Bear Creek during the Boulder County Flood of 2013—or so she thought until a day later, after rocks washed down by the flood unseated a manhole cover and blocked the sewage … Continue reading

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Ritzen, Robert (Bob) – oh1998

Bob Ritzen, the chaplain for Frasier Meadows Retirement Community, describes the severe flooding experienced by Frasier Meadows during the Boulder County Flood of 2013 and the collaborative efforts of staff and residents to evacuate, care for, and resettle the many … Continue reading

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Trevino, Arthur – OH1953

Arthur Trevino describes the damage to his rental home in Longmont, caused by the Boulder County Flood of 2013.  Art’s experience was complicated by several factors: he had moved to Boulder only four months before the flood; during the most … Continue reading

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Gonzales, Caroline (Carrie) – OH1950

Carrie Gonzales tells the story of evacuating her mobile home—where she had lived for about 25 years—during the Boulder County Flood of 2013. Her home was one of many that flooded, leaving her and neighbors stranded at the elementary school … Continue reading

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Sturgeon, Larry – OH1952

Larry Sturgeon discusses his work in conducting housing inspections after the Boulder flood of September 2013. He discusses a range of subjects including the declaration of a federal disaster, the role of FEMA in nationally declared disasters, and the elements … Continue reading

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Cole, Sharon – OH1962

Sharon Cole, who lost one home to the Fourmile Fire in 2010 and then experienced major damage to another house in Fourmile Canyon in which she lived at the time of the Flood of 2013, gives an eyewitness account of … Continue reading

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