I have some pictures that I would really like to show if I can get this computer to work.
About four weeks ago Colorado Highway Department managed to open up Highway 36 to Estes Park. I grabbed my T and drove up to Pinewood Springs.
Pinewood Springs was one of the places that was cut off by the flood. The people were helicoptered out. The lady that runs the bakery shop on the main drag had a female dog that was about to give birth. the mother dog was having problems and the Vet had told the owner that the mother dog would have to have an operation to remove the pup. The owner of the mother dog was told she would have to have the mother dog in a travel gage. The pilot told the mother he could not wait so the owner gave the Mother dog to a complete stranger and asked if she would take the mother dog to a vet. The stranger did so and one puppy was delivered. The puppy was eventually reunited with the bakery owner and doing well
I talked to the owner of the bakery and she asked me if I wanted to see the pup. I said yes I would like to take a picture of the pup in front of the model T. The owner called her husband and as soon as he heard Model T he could get to bakery fast enough. I don't know if I can post any of these pictures of the pup and some of the damage but I will try, don't shoot the messenger.
As usual the photos did not work, but I will try again.
I forgot to say that was the last helicopter out
One more picture of damage I think there are about 4 cars in this pile. You can see similar beat up cars all along the river. The iron people are in hauling them to the scrap yards.
Great pictures Dave. BTW..I got the wrench and triple gears the other day, thanks! It's nice to hear of people helping others out that really need it. Especially when it comes to our beloved pets. Our dog ranks right up there with the T's in the "I'll do anything for 'em department". Sad to see all the destruction. Something's really wrong with all this extreme weather lately.
I have been wondering also about all the extreme weather. I am going to try to post a picture of a ball of 4 or 5 cars all rolled up in a ball. I understand that some people have not located their cars yet for insurance purposes.
Dave...wow what a picture. We can only send them our prayers.
Extreme weather moves from one part of the globe to another in cycles some of which are longer than our lifetimes as an example the NWS predicted 7 major hurricanes in the Atlantic basin this year, they got none. but when a disaster strikes let's all offer prayers while the earth tries to balance itself.
As the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season ends Nov. 30, it marks the season with the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Overall, 13 systems spun up in the basin since
June 1, one more than average for the season.
Hurricanes, however, were in short supply. Only two, Ingrid and Humberto, formed this season, compared to the average of six.
Of those two, neither became major hurricanes. A major hurricane is defined as a storm that reaches Category 3 or higher. Typically, the Atlantic yields three major hurricanes per season
excuse me I was looking at the wrong year they were predicting 7-11 Hurricanes and 3 U.S. landfalls and 3 to 6 major hurricanes.. Sorry for the incorrect info
G.R., I agree with you about earth balancing. I've always said that the weather will balance itself out. I'm certainly no scientist, but it does seem to hold true. That said, I have to wonder when the next "shoe will drop" re hurricane season(s). And you being from Florida, even though a bit up north, I'm sure it's always on your mind. Good luck. But then, in the midwest/rust belt, we are getting more and more worse tornadoes than ever. Don't know what's worse frankly. We just pray it doesn't hit us, but then are saddened for others misery.
Tim yeah 2005 was so busy we ran out of names and added the Greek letter names to finish out the season