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(Washington Times)   Devastating storm brings 30-foot deep "surge of water, mud, rocks and debris" to Boulder, among other things. Stay safe, Colorado Farkers   ( washingtontimes.com) divider line
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2013-09-13 09:10:35 AM  
I'm also hoping that the Oskar Blues brewery in Lyons is OK.  Won't someone think of the beer?
 
2013-09-13 09:11:02 AM  
I'm surprised. With all those churches there, you'd think God would have spared that town.
 
2013-09-13 09:11:02 AM  
the rain has been reported as 'biblical'
so, does that mean it didn't happen?
 
2013-09-13 09:11:13 AM  
Just like Calgary, yikes.
 
2013-09-13 09:12:05 AM  
God's wrath for recalling two Democrats, probably.
 
2013-09-13 09:12:14 AM  
Get to the high ground, and be safe.
 
2013-09-13 09:12:23 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm surprised. With all those churches there, you'd think God would have spared that town.


Boulder and Co Springs are NOT the same town
more like polar opposites
 
2013-09-13 09:12:31 AM  
stay safe indeed.

/can we get a non-moonie link though?
 
2013-09-13 09:12:57 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I'm also hoping that the Oskar Blues brewery in Lyons is OK.  Won't someone think of the beer?


As a mountain denier, I blame Obama.
 
2013-09-13 09:13:07 AM  
Not a great time to be a stoner.
 
2013-09-13 09:13:58 AM  
Bringing rocks to Boulder? Coals to Newcastle, I say.
 
2013-09-13 09:14:10 AM  

strapp3r: AverageAmericanGuy: I'm surprised. With all those churches there, you'd think God would have spared that town.

Boulder and Co Springs are NOT the same town
more like polar opposites


Oh, that makes sense then. They probably angered God.
 
2013-09-13 09:14:39 AM  

Johnny_Canuck: Just like Calgary, yikes.


So the soldiers will then be searching all the homes they forcibly evacuated in order to 'secure' all the firearms?
 
2013-09-13 09:15:27 AM  
Wasn't this yesterday?
 
2013-09-13 09:16:51 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm surprised. With all those churches there, you'd think God would have spared that town.


Something about it raining on good and evil alike or something.
 
2013-09-13 09:17:13 AM  
Surf's up!
 
2013-09-13 09:17:45 AM  
The "wall of water" dissipated before it reached town. Still, Boulder got its ass kicked bad.
 
2013-09-13 09:17:49 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque


God's wrath for recalling two Democrats, probably.


*crickets*
 
2013-09-13 09:18:05 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: God's wrath for recalling two Democrats, probably.


Of course, just like the hurricanes, he takes out his anger at Pueblo and Colorado Springs by deluging Boulder.  God has terrible aim.
 
2013-09-13 09:18:47 AM  
damit
 
2013-09-13 09:19:40 AM  

pinktaco4lunch: Wasn't this yesterday?


Newsflash! Two days ago!

Our news is slow getting out because we can't snowboard waves, dude.
 
2013-09-13 09:20:03 AM  

heili skrimsli: Johnny_Canuck: Just like Calgary, yikes.

So the soldiers will then be searching all the homes they forcibly evacuated in order to 'secure' all the firearms?


Did not happen in Calgary.
 
2013-09-13 09:21:07 AM  
Going on outside
www.wallsave.com
Meanwhile inside...
www.brobible.com

So yea I think they are probably handling it well.
 
2013-09-13 09:22:59 AM  
Oh yes, I forgot...

Thanks, Floodbama!
 
2013-09-13 09:24:01 AM  
Mother Earth is fighting back
 
2013-09-13 09:27:33 AM  
I think God is angry about the gun laws and Obamacare. He calls it his own special recall election.
 
2013-09-13 09:30:20 AM  
FTA: "This ... is not an ordinary disaster," Sheriff Pelle said

Because ... now it affects you?
 
2013-09-13 09:30:43 AM  
Thursday night, we had 2.5 feet deep sewer backflow in the basement, and I didn't think anything could be more horrible. But then last night, the backflow started sooner and got to doorknob height by this morning. You know it's too deep when you discover that those plastic storage boxes are easier to float out than lift or carry.

At least we still have power, but the water heater and furnace/blower is toast. It was like Lord of the Flies at Home Depot yesterday. I will try to post some of the photos I took.
 
2013-09-13 09:33:55 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I'm also hoping that the Oskar Blues brewery in Lyons is OK.  Won't someone think of the beer?


There's always Longmont. Avery Brewing is also at risk; their taproom is very close to Boulder Creek.
 
2013-09-13 09:34:08 AM  
Drudge Headline: Wall of Water Flattens Boulder. Drudge-Linked Article: Wall of Water Flattens Out Before Reaching Boulder.
 
2013-09-13 09:38:30 AM  

strapp3r: the rain has been reported as 'biblical'
so, does that mean it didn't happen?


More of a metaphor, really.  You don't take it literally.
 
2013-09-13 09:38:39 AM  

strapp3r: AverageAmericanGuy: I'm surprised. With all those churches there, you'd think God would have spared that town.

Boulder and Co Springs are NOT the same town
more like polar opposites


This. If we are gonna talk like that then Boulder is like Sodom or Gommorah.

///only calling it that doesn't change the fact that cost is farmed up. Lived in Boulder for a year. Lived in Boulder County for 20+ years.
////didn't really care for either the city or the county, but couldn't escape on my own at such a young age.
 
2013-09-13 09:41:26 AM  

Amishrabbit: Rapmaster2000: I'm also hoping that the Oskar Blues brewery in Lyons is OK.  Won't someone think of the beer?

There's always Longmont. Avery Brewing is also at risk; their taproom is very close to Boulder Creek.


Oskar Blues does all of its brewing in Longmont now and they should be ok. I know that Left Hand is underwater, hopefully it's not catastrophic and they can brew again without replacing equipment once they dry out. Not sure about Avery.

/goes to buy 12 packs of Sawtooth while I can still find them
 
2013-09-13 09:41:29 AM  
Mork has gone too far this time.
 
2013-09-13 09:42:52 AM  
Not sure what's worse:
Previewing a comment on Fark and not seeing the mistakes
Or posting it anyway and then looking back at it and realizing I have no idea what I was really trying to say.

//preview is friendly.
 
2013-09-13 09:46:33 AM  

Lucrat: Oskar Blues does all of its brewing in Longmont now and they should be ok.


Yea....about that....they're evacuating half of Longmont as of 6am this morning. And there is no entry or exit on the south side of town, exactly where the brewery is.
 
2013-09-13 09:47:46 AM  
M-o-o-n.

That spells "flood".
 
2013-09-13 10:02:38 AM  

VTGremlin: Lucrat: Oskar Blues does all of its brewing in Longmont now and they should be ok.

Yea....about that....they're evacuating half of Longmont as of 6am this morning. And there is no entry or exit on the south side of town, exactly where the brewery is.


I live on the North side of Longmont so I am very aware of the conditions in town. Oskar Blues is far enough away from Left Hand Creek that it shouldn't see any flooding, and if the water does get that far the brewery is on the second floor.

If you are on the south side of Longmont and need to get out of town take Hover/95th south to Niwot Road east to Highway 287 south to Highway 7 east to I-25.
 
2013-09-13 10:06:46 AM  
Heard from a Farker last night who knows one of the people that  died in this calamity. My heart goes out to those affected.

When the waters subside, these folks are going to need help...consider a little something to the relief organization of your choice.
 
2013-09-13 10:12:58 AM  
A co-worker's friend sent him this picture just now.

scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-09-13 10:13:55 AM  

orclover: Going on outside
[www.wallsave.com image 850x478]
Meanwhile inside...
[www.brobible.com image 640x345]

So yea I think they are probably handling it well.


Residents are urged to go easy on their Doritos stockpiles, more will be airlifted in as weather permits.
 
2013-09-13 10:15:47 AM  

pinktaco4lunch: Wasn't this yesterday?


Second tide.
 
2013-09-13 10:18:56 AM  
Here's some images from the area.

http://imgur.com/a/dd2nC
 
2013-09-13 10:25:54 AM  

Hebalo: heili skrimsli: Johnny_Canuck: Just like Calgary, yikes.

So the soldiers will then be searching all the homes they forcibly evacuated in order to 'secure' all the firearms?

Did not happen in Calgary.


The Calgary Herald disagrees with you. I'll give you that High River is a suburb, but this definitely happened.
 
2013-09-13 10:27:11 AM  
Lyons being evacuated. Estes Park downtown flooded. Drake shut down.

Got family in the area than I've not heard from since Wednesday. Both landline and cell phones are down in the area.

I'm somewhat worried a bit.
 
2013-09-13 10:30:20 AM  

drdank: Mork has gone too far this time.


Mr. Bickley finally had it up to here with them with all their happiness and Mearth.
 
2013-09-13 10:32:12 AM  

Apik0r0s: Bringing rocks to Boulder? Coals to Newcastle, I say.


i.imgur.com

/SRSLY though, stay safe!
 
2013-09-13 10:33:12 AM  
It's been raining for the last four days and I have never seen the Poudre river like this.It's beginning to flood the river basin, though where I am at, we're getting NOTHING like what I've been hearing.
 
2013-09-13 10:48:51 AM  

dchurch0: Here's some images from the area.

http://imgur.com/a/dd2nC


Thanks for the photos.

One interesting note: there should be a time, a threshold so to speak, when a person looks at the gigantic disaster in front of her, takes stock of what's important, and throws away the farking umbrella.
 
2013-09-13 10:52:41 AM  
...The "devastating storm" has dumped at least 6 inches of rainwater on the area in the last 19 hours, and forecasts for the near future weren't much better.
PHOTOS: President Obama's favorite footstool: The famous Resolute desk
A 30-foot deep "surge of water, mud, rocks and debris" was making its way toward the boundary lines of the city...



Thanks for the relaxing interlude, Washington Times!  Reading stories like this straight through is a touch upsetting.
 
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