Lessons learned from 2013 Colorado floods can help with new catastrophes
BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. -- The floods of 2013 were devastating, lives were lost and homes destroyed. Officials say in all the destruction, some lessons emerged as well. Officials describe the scene in 2013 as horrific. While the images are awful, they're also seen as helpful. “I saw people coming out of flood waters, some of them for the first time in three days, still wet, still covered in mud, shaking as bad as their dog was shaking," said former Colorado National Guard member Mitch Utterback, who was one of people on the front lines in 2013.