LONGMONT, CO - The Greens subdivision in Longmont, Colorado is one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in the town.
The water from the Saint Vrain Creek overflowed into the neighborhood.
Homeowners were let back into the Greens Sunday, but were immediately told to re-evacuate when water levels started to rise again.
Bronwyn Schuetze has lived in the neighborhood for years and says the community isn't even in a flood zone.
“It's just unbelievable,” Schuetze said. “I didn't know what it was like.”
She was only allowed to assess the damage to her home for a couple of minutes and spent the rest of the afternoon at the front of the neighborhood watching water levels rise, covering homes.
“I haven't really understood the damage,” Schuetze said. “We started pulling everything out. Everything is ruined.”
And while there is a lot to rebuild and many things to replace, there is only one thing she regrets losing to Mother Nature.
“The pictures I wished I could have kept were of the birth of my children,” she said.
There’s no word yet on when people will be allowed back into the community.
Law enforcement is waiting on the rain to stop and for water levels to drop down.
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