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(Denver Channel)   Boulder, Colorado. 25 square miles surrounded by reality. And apparently water   (thedenverchannel.com ) divider line
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2013-09-12 09:33:07 AM  
Well, not necessarily surrounded by, but under.  Like my basement.
 
2013-09-12 09:33:24 AM  
My plan to transform Boulder into an island upon which I will build my mighty evil empire is coming to fruition!

MWAHAHAHA!
 
2013-09-12 09:35:07 AM  
Welcome to Colorado. We told ya there was plenty of nature, so much so that it has home delivery.
 
2013-09-12 09:35:29 AM  
robin meade is tweaking over this

/i said tweaking not twerking
//wouldnt be the most horrible thing in the world
 
2013-09-12 09:35:51 AM  
TWC has great coverage.  Some of the video is scary.  Streets washed out and cars overturned and partially submerged.  Hope everyone got out of them all right.  They are saying that over 8" of rain fell overnight.
 
2013-09-12 09:36:11 AM  
Good
 
2013-09-12 09:37:14 AM  
Oh God, please don't let me down now!  Finish them off!!
 
2013-09-12 09:39:27 AM  

Callous: TWC has great coverage.  Some of the video is scary.  Streets washed out and cars overturned and partially submerged.  Hope everyone got out of them all right.  They are saying that over 8" of rain fell overnight.


Is Jim Cantore on the scene? If so, shiat just got real yo.
 
2013-09-12 09:39:34 AM  
Once again, why do we keep hearing about Boulder, Colorado a hundred times more than other cities its size?
 
2013-09-12 09:43:22 AM  

vudukungfu: Good


this.
 
2013-09-12 09:43:42 AM  

browntimmy: Once again, why do we keep hearing about Boulder, Colorado a hundred times more than other cities its size?


Same reason Florida has its own tag.
 
2013-09-12 09:43:53 AM  

browntimmy: Once again, why do we keep hearing about Boulder, Colorado a hundred times more than other cities its size?


because UC Boulder is there and I bet a lot of farkers are college students.

/just my guess
 
2013-09-12 09:44:24 AM  
"Multiple buildings were reported to have collapsed in Jamestown"

That would make this the first time in recorded history that buildings collapsed due to flooding. Go ahead and believe that "rain" knocked buildings over if you want. As for me, my eyes are wide open.

rethink2013flood.com
 
2013-09-12 09:45:11 AM  

browntimmy: Once again, why do we keep hearing about Boulder, Colorado a hundred times more than other cities its size?


Size doesn't matter.
 
2013-09-12 09:45:19 AM  

browntimmy: Once again, why do we keep hearing about Boulder, Colorado a hundred times more than other cities its size?


It's famous for being the city where Mork and Mindy lived.
 
2013-09-12 09:52:12 AM  
Those people in Colorado should consider moving to higher ground to avoid flooding.  Mountains should be safe.
 
2013-09-12 09:52:31 AM  
I'm an hour north, just outside of where one of the big fires was last year, and everyone was pretty worried there'd be some massive slides. Crazy rain last night & phones buzzing with flood warnings, but we seem to have missed the worst of it. Sucks for Boulder and the Springs. They may be crazy, but there's some good people in the midst of the nuttiness.
 
2013-09-12 09:54:34 AM  

theurge14: Those people in Colorado should consider moving to higher ground to avoid flooding.  Mountains should be safe.


they're 6,000' high already, how much higher do they need to get???
 
2013-09-12 09:56:35 AM  

browntimmy: Once again, why do we keep hearing about Boulder, Colorado a hundred times more than other cities its size?


Influential areas are influential.

Flyover areas are not.
 
2013-09-12 09:57:20 AM  

gordian: I'm an hour north, just outside of where one of the big fires was last year, and everyone was pretty worried there'd be some massive slides. Crazy rain last night & phones buzzing with flood warnings, but we seem to have missed the worst of it. Sucks for Boulder and the Springs. They may be crazy, but there's some good people in the midst of the nuttiness.


Hold onto your hat. More is headed up your way today, and it looks to be heavy rain all day in larimer county.
 
2013-09-12 09:57:53 AM  

The Smails Kid: theurge14: Those people in Colorado should consider moving to higher ground to avoid flooding.  Mountains should be safe.

they're 6,000' high already, how much higher do they need to get???


I dunno, we ARE talking about boulder, here. If boulder ever burned, the whole state would have a rocky mountain high.
 
2013-09-12 09:58:15 AM  

gordian: I'm an hour north, just outside of where one of the big fires was last year, and everyone was pretty worried there'd be some massive slides. Crazy rain last night & phones buzzing with flood warnings, but we seem to have missed the worst of it. Sucks for Boulder and the Springs. They may be crazy, but there's some good people in the midst of the nuttiness.


Yeah, HIghway 24 had rock slides last night, CDOT had them cleaned up by the morning commute. They've been putting up new fencing along the rock ledges all summer, but they are only a stop gap for small slides, when the whole side of the mountain wants to come down, it comes on down like it's The Price Is Right.
 
2013-09-12 10:11:11 AM  
It's been raining here for 3 days straight.

And I'm fine with that. Farking 95-degree highs last week.
 
2013-09-12 10:12:38 AM  
Phillip Ondiz:

Hold onto your hat. More is headed up your way today, and it looks to be heavy rain all day in larimer county.

Yeah, I'm out on the deck right now with my coffee, looking at an insane low cloud ceiling over the foothills of the type that usually means we're going to get whomped later on.

HST's Dead Carcass:

Yeah, HIghway 24 had rock slides last night, CDOT had them cleaned up by the morning commute. They've been putting up new fencing along the rock ledges all summer, but they are only a stop gap for small slides, when the whole side of the mountain wants to come down, it comes on down like it's The Price Is Right.

I've got great memories of playing along Hwy 24! Yeah, I'd be surprised if some of the roads up from me aren't washed out, too. I'm thinking I might wait on camping tomorrow night. Things are going to be all-kinds messed up out there. And, you know, frickin' wet.
 
2013-09-12 10:18:39 AM  
Moon. That spells crap ton of rain (Ah Stephen King)
 
2013-09-12 10:20:20 AM  
My old stomping grounds
 
2013-09-12 10:20:24 AM  
Southern NM here, we're starting day 4 of rain. I'm looking out the window at clouds spilling down the mountains. My backyard is now a federally protected wetland. I'm just glad I moved up here a month and a half ago...my old house is probably in real danger of flooding as it is in the city's floodplain.
 
2013-09-12 10:23:24 AM  
Every now and then it's necessary to flush the hippie smell out of the city. It's just routine maintenance.
 
2013-09-12 10:23:33 AM  

gordian: Yeah, I'm out on the deck right now with my coffee, looking at an insane low cloud ceiling over the foothills of the type that usually means we're going to get whomped later on.


Down here in the Springs, we've had angry, dark clouds for the last 2 days. Last night the clouds had a nefarious glow from what little reflection the moon shone. It was creepy.

Today, it looks like the middle of Autumn down here with all the clouds laying low in the city. I'm downtown and I can't even see the front range or foothills.

gordian: I'm thinking I might wait on camping tomorrow night. Things are going to be all-kinds messed up out there. And, you know, frickin' wet.


I work in the Emergency Operations Center in the Springs, you DEFINITELY want to wait on camping if you are in certain areas. Flash Floods are kicking up all over Cheyenne Mountain Area, At the very least, set up camp on top of ridges.

Always remember: Up, Not Out. Don't try to outrun the flood or attempt to circumvent it, when it comes, take the nearest route Up. Be it a tree, a canyon wall, or anything, just go up, don't search for a way out of the area.
 
2013-09-12 10:26:20 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: Every now and then it's necessary to flush the hippie smell out of the city. It's just routine maintenance.


The Patchouli Stench can get overwhelming on calm, hot days. It just hangs in the air like a cloud of gnats.

That city does need a good douching every few years.
 
2013-09-12 10:30:26 AM  
It must really hamper fire fighting. Are the smoke jumpers all right?
 
2013-09-12 10:32:43 AM  
If only they could invent some kind of structure for the purpose of holding back water
 
2013-09-12 10:35:26 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-12 10:40:19 AM  

BigNumber12: Farking 95-degree highs last week.


This. I actually wore JEANS yesterday morning, just because I was thrilled I could without melting! If you start sweating just taking your dog for a normal walk at 6:30 in a Colorado September, it's time for Mother Nature to switch things up a bit.

Yes, I sound fat.

HST's Dead Carcass:

Down here in the Springs, we've had angry, dark clouds for the last 2 days...

'Nefarious glow' is a highly underutilized phrase.

Always remember: Up, Not Out.

And how.
 
2013-09-12 10:40:44 AM  
Dammit, Professor Chaos.
 
2013-09-12 10:42:32 AM  
Am I not getting the headline? What's with being surrounded by reality?
 
2013-09-12 10:42:50 AM  
Boulder will be alright.
The trust fund students will have hover boats.
Triathletes can swim to safety
The "hippys" will have their tree forts
The weekend warrior, prius driving, gluten free vegetarian folks will move back to the midwest where they came from.
 
2013-09-12 10:49:27 AM  

Old_Fark: It must really hamper fire fighting. Are the smoke jumpers all right?


They are currently doing thier best Andy Dufresne impression right now.
 
2013-09-12 10:51:28 AM  

Grumpy Cat: Am I not getting the headline? What's with being surrounded by reality?


keepboulderweird.org will give you a good beginner's look into this question.
 
2013-09-12 10:59:21 AM  

litespeed74: Boulder will be alright.
The trust fund students will have hover boats.
Triathletes can swim to safety
The "hippys" will have their tree forts
The weekend warrior, prius driving, gluten free vegetarian folks will move back to the midwest where they came from.


LOL. But I think you're underestimating the stubbornness of the weekend warrior contingent. Remember, they don't have gluten weighing them down. They probably float pretty well and consider it an adventure.
 
2013-09-12 11:00:05 AM  
A few years ago they built the new hospital on the floodplain. How's it doing? (not snark, serious question)
 
2013-09-12 11:11:51 AM  
came for awesome scary pics

not that i want folks to get hurt

but if there are cool pics after folks got out, i'd like to see those
 
2013-09-12 11:19:03 AM  

Grumpy Cat: Am I not getting the headline? What's with being surrounded by reality?


Heading back to school in Boulder each fall always felt like leaving the rest of the world behind and ascending to a self-contained, self-concerned, idyllic little State of existence.

And that was before the drugs kicked in.
 
2013-09-12 11:20:47 AM  

inner ted: came for awesome scary pics

not that i want folks to get hurt

but if there are cool pics after folks got out, i'd like to see those


http://www.9news.com/news/article/354818/71/Roads-washed-out-3-kille d- in-flash-flooding

Good place to start.

Body count's up to 3 now...
 
2013-09-12 11:28:27 AM  

litespeed74: The trust fund students will have hover boats.


We call them Trustafarians.

They dress in Goodwill hand me down, scruffy clothes, and sit in coffee houses drinking $10 latte's while sitting on their Macbooks and seeing if anyone is checking them out. They complain about politics and inflation, then hop in their BMW's and go back to their condo's their parents rent them.
 
2013-09-12 11:31:36 AM  
Hows Barker Res/Dam doing?
 
2013-09-12 11:40:42 AM  

pivazena: A few years ago they built the new hospital on the floodplain. How's it doing? (not snark, serious question)


If it's the one off of Arapahoe and Foothills, it's probably ok. I'm a few blocks south on Baseline and it isn't too bad. I'll drive by it later today and check it out when I'm running errands though.

I haven't lost power yet, so that's a plus.
 
2013-09-12 11:52:20 AM  
I've lived in Denver some 30 out of the last 40 years - never seen this much rain.  Good day to work from home.

/more will be killed in Boulder.  Flooding + college kids = bad farking news.
 
2013-09-12 11:57:48 AM  

BigNumber12: inner ted: came for awesome scary pics

not that i want folks to get hurt

but if there are cool pics after folks got out, i'd like to see those

http://www.9news.com/news/article/354818/71/Roads-washed-out-3-kille d- in-flash-flooding

Good place to start.

Body count's up to 3 now...


now i feel dirty
 
2013-09-12 12:03:55 PM  
Sun never directly shines in Boulder Canyon in Winter where the canyon meets the city. Also, there are witches and covens up in the hills. Then there's Chrysler Curve. Locals  might know what I mean.

/douche central
 
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