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Lincoln couple rescued from Colorado flash floods

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By: Lauren Fabrizi
lfabrizi@klkntv.com

A Lincoln couple that has lived through the devastation of the Colorado flooding was brought home to safety.

Steve Green and his wife Nancy said they have spent 12 quiet summers in their cabin in Glen Haven, Colo., until last week when they found themselves doing what they could to survive.

But these seasoned backpackers said they weren't worried.

"We didn't fear for our own safety," Steve Green said. "It was just what's the property damage going to be, make sure our neighbors and our friends were safe. That was the important thing."

The floods completely wiped out the couple's deck. After two days of watching the floods take over Glen Haven, they decided it was time to seek higher ground.

They stayed with neighbors for two days. On Sunday, they hiked up a mountain in the rain until they found a vacant cabin. There, the National Guard led the couple and others to safety at a Red Cross station.

"Felt so good to wash my hands in hot water, it was unbelievable," Green said. "Even better, a hot shower later, and dry socks and dry clothes. Wonderful."

Green said the journey to safety wouldn't be possible without a team effort from neighbors, the National Guard and fire and rescue crews.

He said there was no better feeling than knowing his sons could breathe a final sigh of relief when they found out their parents were okay.

"They came out for us," Green said. "Very heartwarming to know your family is there no matter what."

The couple said it's an experience that will always be engraved in their minds, and one they never want to relive.

They said they plan on heading back to the cabin to check out all the damage once they're given the okay.

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