GREELEY, Colo. — Portions of southeast Greeley remain under water Tuesday night and Greeley’s Emergency Manager believes the flooding isn’t over yet. That concerns many like Erica Nevarez and her family who are trying everything to keep the high water away from their home.
So far they have installed four pumps to get the water out of their back yard and horse stalls, funneling it into a nearby ditch.
They also had to evacuate all of their animals.
“We had to take all of our horses we put them up here down the street,” said Erica Nevarez.
Building a giant dirt barrier around her property wasn’t enough, so she started making sandbags.
“More than a hundred that’s for sure,” Nevarez said.
And so far their efforts seem to be working because at one point the water was several feet deep.
With two kids and a neice and nephew to watch, Erica said it’s been a stressful couple of days.
“We haven’t slept at all. Just to be watching this water,” said Nevarez.
Unfortunately this may be just the beginning of the flooding in Greeley.
“I think the biggest concern is the longevity of the event. How long will it last and that’s difficult to predict,” said Pete Morgan, the City of Greeley Emergency Manager.
In the meantime voluntary evacuations continue to be in effect in portions of southeast Greeley.
Many including the Nevarez’s are opting to stay because they want to protect their home from future flooding.