Dec 13, 2013
Colorado Rainfall Threatens Flood Rescues
Posted on Sep 15, 2013
Severe rain is stymieing the efforts of rescuers to save people stranded by severe flooding between the Rocky Mountain foothills and the plains of northeastern Colorado.
More than 1,750 people and 300 pets have already been rescued from communities and homes swamped by overflowing rivers and streams swelled by heavy, unrelenting rains last week. Rescuers using military helicopters planned to expand to a broader area, but were losing time as dark clouds rolled in and meteorologists predicted up to 2 inches of additional rainfall.
“It will affect our air operations if it keeps raining,” Colorado National Guard Lt. James Goff said. “We’ll look at ground operations of any other courses of action.”
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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