LONGMONT -- City officials on Monday night laid out the scope of destruction left from one end of town to the other by the flood of 2013.
"For us, this is going to be months to years of recovery," Dale Rademacher, director of public works and natural resources, said at the State of the City Address at the Civic Center.
Rademacher noted that in the larger, regional context, Longmont had fared better than, for example, its neighbor to the west, Lyons. But Longmont was hardly left unscathed by this natural disaster.
"The National Weather Service has said that this was a rainfall of biblical proportions, and it really was," said city manager Harold Dominguez, addressing about 75 members of the public and a large contingent of city staffers who came to the meeting.