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Aftermath of Manitou Springs flood, Aug. 10

A community started taking steps Saturday, Aug. 10 after Floodwaters off the Waldo Canyon burn scar caused havoc Friday evening in Manitou Springs and the west side of Colorado Springs.

Red Cross shelter volunteers prepare for residents. Cleanup kits are available for those needing to start the clean-up process. Photo by Garrison Wells, The Gazette

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Sandbags are piled in front of Common Wheel Artists on Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs on Saturday, Aug. 10. Photo by Garrison Wells, The Gazette

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People at Goldminers Nuts & Candy on Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs worked on cleaning out the basement Saturday Aug. 10 after floodwaters swept mud and debris through town. Photo by Dena Rosenberry, The Gazette

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People in Manitou Springs took steps to recplaim the community Saturday, Aug. 10, after floodwaters swept mud and debris through town. Photo by Dena Rosenberry, The Gazette

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People at Goldminers Nuts & Candy on Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs worked on cleaning out the basement Saturday Aug. 10 after floodwaters swept mud and debris through town. Photo by Dena Rosenberry, The Gazette

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People at Goldminers Nuts & Candy on Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs worked on cleaning out the basement Saturday Aug. 10 after floodwaters swept mud and debris through town. Photo by Dena Rosenberry, The Gazette

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Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs looked like a dirt road Saturday Aug. 10 after floodwaters swept mud and debris through town. Photo by Dena Rosenberry, The Gazette

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Jennifer Irwin helps shovel a four-inch coat of mud out of Adam's Mountain Cafe as Manitou Springs begins to recover Saturday, August 10, 2013 after another flash flood hit the area Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Abby Kingman, 14, helps shovel a four-inch coat of mud out of Adam's Mountain Cafe as Manitou Springs begins to recover Saturday, August 10, 2013 after another flash flood hit the area Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Teri Christman, right, helps clear Adam's Mountain Cafe of more than four inches of mud that rushed into the building as Manitou Springs was hit with another flash flood Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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A muddy doll sits on a wall off Canyon Avenue Saturday, August 10, 2013, a day after another flash flood hit the area. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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A bike sits in the middle of Canon Avenue as Manitou Springs begins to recover Saturday, August 10, 2013 after another flash flood hit the area Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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More than 50 volunteers helped clear out Adam's Mountain Cafe of more than four inches of mud as Manitou Springs begins to recover Saturday, August 10, 2013 after another flash flood hit the area Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Timberline Baptist Church Pastor Dan Parton walks through the basement of his church off Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs Saturday, August 10, 2013, a day after another flash flood hit the area. The church's basement windows were broken by the water, letting in almost four feet of water and mud. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Timberline Baptist Church Pastor Dan Parton walks through the basement of his church off Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs Saturday, August 10, 2013, a day after another flash flood hit the area. The church's basement windows were broken by the water, letting in almost four feet of water and mud. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Firefighters do a walk-through of a house damaged by a flash flood that hit Manitou Springs Friday after more than an inch of rain fell on the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Timberline Baptist Church Pastor Dan Parton walks through the basement of his church off Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs Saturday, August 10, 2013, a day after another flash flood hit the area. The church's basement windows were broken by the water, letting in almost four feet of water and mud. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Chris Lambrite takes a break Saturday, August 10, 2013 while attempting to remove three sides of a cottage from a drainage after the entire building was ripped off its foundation by a flash flood that hit Manitou Springs Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Debbie Prince, right, embraces her neighbor Tammy Pfaffl Saturday, August 10, 2013 after both made it through a flash flood that hit Manitou Springs late Friday. Pfaffl was in her home when the flood hit and had to hold the door back to keep the water from rushing inside. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Erin Collyer recounts her experience of nearly being swept away by a flash flood that hit Manitou Springs Friday. Collyer tied the straps of her backpack around a pole to stop from being pulled downstream by the rushing water. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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From left, Dan McCormack, Chris Lambrite Jr., and Chris Lambrite work to remove three sides of a cottage from a drainage Saturday, August 10, 2013 after the entire building was ripped off its foundation by a flash flood that hit Manitou Springs Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Abby Kingman, 14, helps shovel a four-inch coat of mud out of Adam's Mountain Cafe as Manitou Springs begins to recover Saturday, August 10, 2013 after another flash flood hit the area Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Bryce Earl checks out the damage off Canon Avenue Saturday, August 10, 2013 after a flash flood that tore through Manitou Springs Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Ken VanDyke walks past a large puddle on Park Avenue in downtown Manitou Springs Saturday, August 10, 2013 after another flash flood hit the area Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Teri Tafoya, left, comforts her neighbor Tammy Pfaffl Saturday, August 10, 2013 after a flash flood ripped through their Manitou Springs neighborhood Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Manitou Springs begins to recover Saturday, August 10, 2013 after another flash flood hit the area Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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A passerby looks at the damage off Canon Avenue Saturday, August 10, 2013 after a flash flood that tore through Manitou Springs Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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A passerby takes a photo of the damage off Canon Avenue Saturday, August 10, 2013 after a flash flood that tore through Manitou Springs Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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A truck and car washed away by a flash flood that hit Manitou Springs Friday sit in a drainage, covered in rocks, Saturday, August 10, 2013. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Business owners pile muddy furniture outside their building off Canon Avenue Saturday, August 10, 2013 as Manitou Springs begins to recover after another flash flood hit the area Friday. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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