Take Two for September 17, 2013

Estes Park, Colorado begins recovery from flooding

Colorado Flooding

Jeri Clausing/AP

A mudslide along the side of the highway leading into the mountain town of Estes Park, Colo., is shown Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Estes Park town administrator Frank Lancaster said visitors who would normally flock there during the golden September days should stay away for at least a month, but it could take a year or longer for many of the mountain roadways to be repaired.

The clear, sunny skies shining over Colorado this morning are a welcome change from the relentless rains that hit parts of the state last week.

Roads turned into rivers and thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed. State officials say as many as eight people died with rescuers continuing to search for anyone who might still be stranded.

The small mountain town of Estes Park was hit hard by the rains. It sits in a valley at the east entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park and we turn now to its mayor to see how the town is starting to recover.

Mayor Bill Pinkham joins the show. 


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