Dozens Missing in Colorado
Police hope they're just of out contact, not injured or worse
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 14, 2013 12:53 PM CDT
Homes in residential neighborhood in Longmont, Colo., are submerged.   (AP Photo/John Wark)

(Newser) – By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding accelerated today as rivers became muddy seas that extended into towns and farms miles from the Rockies. Although the number of confirmed deaths stood at four, authorities feared more bodies could turn up in areas that remain inaccessible. More than 170 people were unaccounted for in Boulder County, but that number could include people who are still stranded or who escaped but have not made contact yet.

Helicopters and hundreds of National Guard troops searched miles of mountainous terrain for people as food and water supplies ran low in remote communities cut off since Thursday. Thousands were being driven from their homes in convoys. Floodwaters have affected parts of a 4,500-square-mile area, and more rain is in the forecast through tomorrow. One bit of good news: Two stranded hikers made it to safety.




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Estrus
Sep 15, 2013 2:40 AM CDT
AP you need to hire a better reporter.. people from Colorado are not called Coloradoans..they are Coloradans.. which makes me doubt the story a little..
extremenewsjunkie
Sep 15, 2013 1:30 AM CDT
We need to bring ALL of our National Guard members HOME NOW and we need to stop wasting money in stupid wars overseas because we need that money here for Americans.
K.C.
Sep 14, 2013 5:48 PM CDT
Things like this really make me wonder about God and our decadent country. Of course I hope the people can be rescued. It doesn't mean that. But our country is still decadent and if God walloped the ancient Israelites, why should he treat us any different.