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Artist John King took this photo of his property in Lyons, Colo., during the flood. King lost part of his house, his workshop and all of his tools. (John King)
Artist John King took this photo of his property in Lyons, Colo., during the flood. King lost part of his house, his workshop and all of his tools. (John King)

Many people in Colorado will remember 2013 as the year when mother nature struck with a vengeance. Wildfires, drought and floods plagued the state. But September’s deluge was catastrophic — climatologists called it a 500 year event. Water swept away highways, homes and killed nine people.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Lesley McClurg of Colorado Public Radio checked in with flood victims who are trying to get back on their feet.

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This segment aired on December 20, 2013.

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