KUSA - Despite recommendations from officials to evacuate, some residents of the Big Thompson Canyon decided to stay.
Korey Malmborg is bumping up and down over a washboard trail. He has a generator strapped to the back of his ATV and a headlight around the hat on his head.
He helped create the trail to evacuate dozens of residents from the Big Thompson Canyon after historic flooding.
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He's using it now to bring a generator to his home where he plans to continue living.
"Somebody's got to keep the looters away," Malmborg said. "There's a lot of gun owners that live in this canyon."
Around his home and up Highway 34 in both directions homes are under feet of dirt or destroyed. The highway is pockmarked with giant holes.
"If we made it through this last 500-year storm, then, we can definitely beat the next one," Malmborg said.
Officials have said it could be months before Highway 34 is reopened.
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