BOULDER - There are so many tales to tell from the people who were rescued by military helicopters within the last week.
"It did feel like being in a movie, I have to say," joked Helen.
Helen asked us not to release her last name, due to the fear of looters striking her home near Jamestown.
She was one of many people airlifted from the Jamestown area earlier in the week.
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"It was really exciting!" she said.
From a helicopter, Helen looked down on her damaged community below.
"I was looking at the amazing wind that the helicopter blades made and I was looking at my gardens wondering. They looked like locusts had been through them once the helicopter had lifted off," she said.
The kindness from the soldiers inside the chopper, Helen said, helped eased her concerns.
"Looking at the washed out roads, they looked as though someone took a huge bite out of the tarmac in to the side of the hill so that there was nothing," Helen said.
The visuals latched on to her mind with a strong bite. What she saw through her eyes, was unlike anything she had ever seen in Jamestown. She remained strong.
"We were pretty calm through this whole thing. We're mountain women and we're used to being up there," Helen said.
For the time being, Helen is staying with a friend in Boulder. It's unclear when she'll be able to return home. Luckily, her home was not destroyed.
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