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Recovery Efforts Continue in Colo. After Devastating Flood

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    Gov. John Hickenlooper visited Jamestown, one of the hardest hit communities (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN/KUSA: Chris Vanderveen, Jamestown, Colo.) - On Friday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper visited one of the hardest hit towns in the state following the deadly floods earlier this month.

    Everything in Jamestown these days appears askew....almost like the earth shifted to the north or south or east or west.

    "I've been to too many disasters in the last couple of years and I've never seen anything like this," said Hickenlooper.

    People are so used to the unnatural, no one even bothers to turn when the easiest way out of a house is through the roof.

    "We will rebuild this community and we're going to do it quickly," said Jamestown Mayor Tara Schoedinger.

    The annual budget for the entire town of Jamestown is $56,000 and many of its residents will struggle for years.