The flash floods of September 2012 cut off the mountain town of Lyons for several days. Darmouth Flood Observatory director G.R. Brakenridge lives in Lyons and took pictures during the flooding. The Brakenridges evacuated on Sept. 14, 2013 once the bridge out of town was deemed safe for travel.
Cars engulfed by floodwaters in Lyons, Colo.
Several days of heavy rain swelled the St. Vrain River that cuts through Lyons, destroying roads and covering bridges.
A dumpster and other debris washed downstream by flooding in Lyons, Colo.
A panorama of Lyon, Colo., as flash floods split the town into isolated islands on Sept. 12, 2013.
Floodwaters destroy a Lyons building.
Flooded Parking Lot
A flooded parking lot in Lyons, Colo. The flooding cut utilities to the town and officials expect that it will not be livable until Thanksgiving.
Floodwaters rise in a neighborhood in Lyons, Colo.
Flooding in Lyons
Much of downtown Lyons was destroyed in the flooding of September 2013. The rest of the town lost gas, electricity and water services.
Vehicles overturned by the flooding in Lyons, Colo.
Flooding Parking Lot
Trees and a flooded parking lot in Lyons, Colo.