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For Immediate Release  • October 9, 2013
Staff Contact: Rigo Leal, Public Information Officer, 303-651-8840

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Video Highlights Longmont Flood Damage

 

October 9, 2013 - A 20-minute video produced by the City of Longmont and the Longmont Channel that highlights the damage caused by the September flood is available online.

Hosted by Longmont Public Works and Natural Resources Director, Dale Rademacher, and Longmont Police Commander Jeff Satur, the video takes a deeper look at areas that the average resident cannot see or find.

Many areas around the City are fenced off for safety reasons and the public cannot access. The video provides an eye-opening and revealing view of washed out bridges, destroyed trails, aerial footage of flood waters and a summation of the cost and time needed to repair all the flood damage.

“What took the City of Longmont 20 years to build, mother nature destroyed in one day,” Rademacher says at one point in the video.

Longmont estimates that the flood caused about $148 million in total damages and Rademacher provides a comprehensive tour along the St. Vrain River and Lefthand Creek.

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