Colorado’s widespread flooding has led to hundreds of missing person reports, but officials say many of those people are calling in safe as phone service is slowly being restored and victims call the Red Cross to strike their names off the list.
As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave now or be prepared to endure weeks without electricity, running water and basic supplies.
National Guard troops have resumed truck convoys to ferry stranded Lyons residents through the floodwaters to shelter.
The American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma is sending several volunteers to Colorado to help out with flooding relief efforts.
There are still signs that the flooding disaster is nowhere close to being resolved in Estes Park.
As the overflowing South Platte River heads east it’s devastating communities in Weld County.
In Boulder there’s a race against time going on to try to protect homes and businesses from more potential flooding.
People won’t be traveling along Highway 267 in Milliken anytime soon. The town is nearly surrounded by the water.
People could get out of Estes Park but couldn’t get back in on Friday. The infrastructure in town is devastated.
The Wyoming-Northern Colorado football game will be played as scheduled on Saturday in Laramie, but pregame activities will be moved or postponed by this week’s persistent rain.