Slideshow: Floods in mid-September devastated the Colorado mountain community of Jamestown. These photographs of the aftermath were taken two weeks later.
This is what greeted visitors at the end of September when they drove into Jamestown on the only road that was open. The Little James Creek parallels the road on the right.
A close view of a damaged home on the Little James Creek.
A view of two damaged homes on the Little James Creek.
A damaged home teetering on the brink of collapse on the Little James Creek.
Jamestown Mayor Tara Schoedinger in front of the banner in September. The website is collecting private donations to help the community rebuild. The city needs to replace half of its roads, two bridges, a fire hall and water treatment plant. It also must create new channels for the creeks.
A road sign appears to offer an ironic comment to the damage to this road.
So much sand and dirt filled this backyard along Lower Main that it buried this bench at the end of September.
The storm caused a rock slide as well as mudslide and flash flooding. This is the aftermath at the end of September in what was the driveway of a home on Lower Main Street.
This home is along Lower Main Street in Jamestown.
A picnic table that you can now walk across the top of thanks to so much sand and dirt flushing into this backyard.
The flag flies at half staff at the post office in honor of Joe Howlett, a community resident killed in the first hour of the storm.
A pickup buried by flooding looks like it is suspended in air along Lower Main Street.
A view of the damage where the Little James Creek and Big James Creek meet in the heart of Jamestown.
The channels for the confluence of the Little James Creek and Big James Creek in the heart of town.
An uprooted tree along Lower Main Street in Jamestown.
Volunteers haul supplies into the town hall, a disaster aid center. It's the only place in town to get food, water, produce, cleaning equipment and other supplies. Next door is the cafe that was owned by Joe Howlett. He was the community patriarch and was killed in the first hour of the storm.
More damage along Lower Main Street in Jamestown.
Wendy Stokes hauls a laundry basket full of belongings from her destroyed home on Lower Main Street.
A couch in this home appears to be one of the few things not destroyed.
A sign of faith at a Jamestown church.
This is the sign you see as you drive out of Jamestown, back to Boulder. This is the only route to and from the town. The trip to Boulder usually takes about 25 minutes but it's more than an hour with the emergency route.
This is a slideshow of photographs I took at the end of September 2013, about two weeks after the height of the storm devastated the small Colorado mountain community of Jamestown.
The town of 275 people is raising money privately to cover the costs of rebuilding that won't be paid for by the federal government. The cost to fix everything could be tens of millions of dollars.