Some flood victims take welcome break at Broncos-Raiders game

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DENVER -- Thankful to be taking their minds off anything disaster related, several victims of the Colorado floods headed to Sports Authority Field to enjoy the Broncos take on the Raiders.

"We've been fighting the flood for a week, it's a nice break just to get something else on our mind," said Art Parker a Greeley homeowner dealing with damage from the flood.

The Parker family is beginning to cleanup after the rushing water destroyed the first floor of their home, the garage, and fifteen acres of pasture.

Surrounded by family outside the stadium, the longtime Colorado resident said he felt obligated to get away from the disaster for a few days because he purchased the tickets months prior to the flood.

"Everyone kept saying, Art you need a break so I took it." added Parker.

During halftime, the Denver Broncos recognized members of the Colorado National Guard for their service to the state after the two weeks of devastation.

ESPN also made not of the disaster during its national broadcast of the game and encouraged viewers to help by donating to the American Red Cross.

 

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