EVANS - More than 2,000 people are displaced after the South Platte River flooded parts of Evans. More than 200 structures are damaged or destroyed.
There was a moment Monday evening when John Daniels turned to his friend Karla and pointed out an image that sunk in to everyone's eyes.
"It's sad. Look," said Daniels, as he pointed to a row of mobile homes under water. "Look at all them trailer homes. They're washed up".
The bones of the homes were spit up by the South Platte. The bloated river burped up bubbles, consisting mostly of waste.
What a waste it was, said Olga Salazar, as she received a hug from John and Karla.
"Sorry about your losses," said Daniels.
"Okay. Thank You," Salazar responded.
Somewhere in that mangled stew of river and community was Salazar's home. The same home she and her husband had dreamed about five decades back.
"When we got married 54 years ago he says someday we'll have our own farm. 'And we'll be alright honey. I'll keep my promises to you'. Which he did," she said.
Those promises seem so long ago. As Olga's husband Ramon reached up and glanced out, she wondered... what was next?
"If I survived a stroke and breast cancer this is not going to let me down. We're going to fight we're going to come back," Salazar said.
"Because we love each other," she responded.
The road ahead, in every direction, might seem blurry. But as optimists like Olga will tell you, you can find luck in every leg along the way. And sometimes.. that's the only way to get through this.
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