The Boulder County Sheriff said it won’t be a quick recovery in the aftermath of devastating flooding that tore apart several communities in Colorado, including his hometown.
Airlifts gave way to door-to-door searches Wednesday for victims injured and killed in the flood-scarred Colorado foothills, as authorities began ramping down emergency operations and beginning the “long and arduous” recovery phase.
The search for people stranded from the Rocky Mountain foothills to the plains of northeastern Colorado grew more difficult Sunday, with a new wave of rain threatening to hamper airlifts from the flooded areas still out of reach.
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.
A gun buyback program in Boulder has been called off at the request of the Boulder County Sheriff.
A 30 year veteran deputy with the Boulder County Sheriff’s office faces charges of Internet luring of children.