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Health threat looms from Colorado homes destroyed by flood

By: Associated Press
February 11, 2014 Updated: February 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm
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EVANS — Officials are warning that more than 200 mobile homes in Evans that were destroyed by last September's floods will become a public health threat because of rotting food, sewage and hazardous household waste.

The city and Weld County said Tuesday it would cost about $1 million to remove the debris, which the city cannot afford.

The city sought a federal grant but was turned down.

The homes are in two parks. Officials say they warned the park owners about potential hazards, but they didn't identify the owners or disclose their responses.

Residents retrieved some belongings but much of the contents of the homes remains there.

The floods killed nine people and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 homes. Miles of roads were washed out and some sewage treatment plants were damaged.

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