Hundreds Still Unaccounted For and Stranded in Colorado Floods

Hundreds Still Unaccounted For and Stranded in Colorado Floods

Hundreds are still unaccounted for and possibly stranded by floods in Colorado but the weather has improved.
Hundreds are still unaccounted for and possibly stranded by floods in Colorado but the weather has improved.

That has allowed some residents of flood battered area to come back and see their neighborhoods.  As the weather improved Monday in Colorado, this was the view from the sky...bridges and vehicles no match for the power of mother nature.

"Some areas in Larimer County experienced 100 year flood, meaning a flood that would happen every 100 years, others experienced 1000 year floods, something that would happen every thousand years."

The waters are so powerful that even some first responders were stranded.  As the weather improved, some resident could return and see what was left of their homes.

"It's ruined, basement's gone, it stinks so bad in there you can barely stand it."

Colorado Officials promise a strong partnership with federal relief agencies for a strong recovery.

"We have a strong opportunity here too, with FEMA's partnership to come out of this whole situation with a stronger infrastructure."

Despite weather the past few days that has often been uncooperative, crews have been able to rescue thousands from the floods.  One National Guard Official said this could be the largest evacuation effort since Hurricane Katrina.

To put this into perspective for you, Police say they actually don't want us to go any further on this bridge because they're worried about the structural integrity.  That's the same story around the county, because we're told that there are about 50 bridges that have been damaged or destroyed, the same is true for about 100 miles of roadway. 
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