Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of families were safe.
Among those missing is a woman in Larimer County who was washed away in the raging waters. The woman’s son was able to salvage one piece of family history after a friend saw a report on CBS4.
As Colorado mountain towns cut off for days by massive flooding slowly reopened, shopkeepers in Estes Park worked to both clean up and remove salvageable goods from ravaged businesses for fear the swollen Big Thompson River would rise again.
American Red Cross workers in North Texas are en route to Colorado to help with the massive relief effort in a state beset by deadly flooding that’s displaced thousands of people.
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.
The American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma is sending several volunteers to Colorado to help out with flooding relief efforts.
The Red Cross has opened several shelters for those displaced due to flooding and severe weather.
Firefighters in Denver quickly knocked down a fire at an apartment complex Monday evening.
A woman from Colorado has left for Oklahoma to help children affected by the tornado. She was handpicked by the Red Cross because of her experiences helping children through emotional trauma.
The Red Cross is celebrating after reaching its goal of installing 1,000 defibrillators in Denver.