Boulder County Sheriff: It Could Take Years To Rebuild

CBS Denver

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The Boulder County Sheriff said it won’t be a quick recovery in the aftermath of devastating flooding that tore apart several communities in Colorado, including his hometown.

Although the search and rescue operation in Boulder County is slowing down the work to begin rebuilding is just beginning.

There were no new evacuations from Boulder County on Wednesday for the first time since last week.
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Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle believes it won’t take months but years to rebuild after highways, roads, sewers and bridges were destroyed along with more than 550 homes either damaged or destroyed in the county.

“This is catastrophic,” said Pelle. “When you go up and look at the roads, some of them will be months or years to be rebuilt.”

Pelle got an aerial view of the damage for the first time since flooding began. Even though…

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