19K Homes Damaged or Destroyed in Colorado Flooding, 5 Dead

 Monday, September 16, 2013

 ABC News

More than 1,000 residents are stranded in the wake of ferocious flooding and relentless rain that have killed at least five people and left 19,000 homes in Colorado either damaged or destroyed, according to officials. A total of 1,253 people are unaccounted for but officials cautioned the number is subject to change as widespread flood recovery efforts continue. The Colorado Office of Emergency management reports that five people, four in Boulder and one in El Paso County, are dead. Nick Christensen of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says that with so many missing, the number of dead will likely rise.