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.
Conditions were so bad in Jamestown the only way out for stranded residents was to be airlifted by military helicopters. The rescue involved almost 300 people.
Military helicopters dispatched to fight a wildfire near Colorado Springs have now been sent back home.
Part of the federal response to the Black Forest Fire is the huge role the military has played in battling the fire.