So we’ve got a bit of water here…

Posted: September 16, 2013 by aliceaitch in Funniest End of Civilization Evah, Government FAIL, WTF Is Wrong With Colorado

A bit of water

And, of course, the federal government is here to help.

Because if we were to help ourselves, by, say, flying drones over the flood areas to create damage maps, that would be bad.

In the wake of the recent floods in Colorado, Falcon UAV has spent the last three days providing volunteer aerial services to the Boulder County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Incident Management Team (IMT).  On Thursday afternoon while all National Guard aircraft were grounded due to weather Falcon UAV was proud to have been the only aircraft that was able to take flight to support the flood efforts in Lyons.

Early Saturday morning Falcon UAV was heading up to Lyons to complete a damage assessment mapping flight when we received a call from our Boulder EOC point of contact who notified us that FEMA had taken over operations and our request to fly drones was not only denied but more specifically we were told by FEMA that anyone flying drones would be arrested.

A certain cob-logger may or may not remember driving through the town of Lyons on the way to Estes Park a few years go. Lyons is fairly well destroyed*, and the road that we drove up to Estes Park is closed indefinitely; there’s some doubt as to whether Highways 34 and 36 will be able to be repaired before snow prevents further work.

Of course, the WBC is planning on picketing Boulder because the fags brought the floods upon Colorado. What their rationalization for Weld and Larimer Counties, two of the most conservative, God-fearing counties in the state, flooding, is beyond me.

*The third picture is the garage of one of my fake pretend internet friends. I offered him the use of my sump pump when I heard his house had flooded, when I saw that picture I realized how absolutely ridiculous that was.

  1. Lemur King says:

    Our country is so fucked.

    I may be a Debbie Downer here but this is pretty spectacularly whacked-out.

  2. Sean M. says:

    I hope you and yours are safe and relatively dry, alice.

    • aliceaitch says:

      We are, thanks for asking! All the close family and friends who could have been affected by this are fine and their homes are intact. There are some routing problems due to people who live in areas that are partially or wholly cut off but everyone is safe. Areas in every direction around us flooded, but the most we got at our home was really squishy grass and a neighbor (who flooded our basement a few years ago with a misplaced drainage pipe, so karma) got their basement flooded due to poorly sloped landscaping.

      Lots of acquaintances and internet friends are in worse shape, but everyone close is fine.

  3. Nicole says:

    Pretty screwed up that things are a royal mess and the only people allowed to help are people who are only good at making more messes.

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