Colorado flooding evacuees return to find more heartbreak
Katherine MacIntosh, right, comforts homeowner Chris Ringdahl on Monday as they begin to clean up flood damage in Longmont, Colo. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500-square-mile-section of the state, inundating entire neighborhoods and destroying bridges and roads.
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:00 am
HYGIENE, Colo. (AP) — Weary Colorado evacuees have begun returning home after days of rain and flooding, but Monday's clearing skies and receding waters revealed only more heartbreak: toppled houses, upended vehicles and a stinking layer of muck covering everything.
Rescuers who were grounded by weekend rains took advantage of the break in the weather to resume searching for people still stranded, with 21 helicopters fanning out over the mountainsides and plains to drop supplies and airlift those who need help.
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