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After the Flood: A year later remembering the September 2013 flooding


The town of Lyons was one of the hardest hit in the 2013 floods. While the town has recovered in numerous ways in the past 12 months, many residents are still displaced and the way forward is still uncertain:

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Bonnie Sue Hitchcock's house in Lyons was in one of the area's hardest hit: the confluence.
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To get a building permit, houses rebuilding in the confluence area must be elevated several feet.
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Many residents are still mired in a complex rebuilding process-- waiting on building permits and insurance settlements.

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