Unprecedented rain has lead to flooding in Colorado leaving 5 dead and 500 people unaccounted for. Roads have washed out, and the loss of 50 bridges has left many communities cut off and without power and fresh water. Police and emergency services are hoping that many of those unaccounted for are unable to communicate rather than lost to the floods.
President Obama has declared Colorado a disaster zone and has sanctioned federal help to help the recovery efforts.
Helicopter airlifts of stranded people were halted on Sunday due to more torrential rain and poor visibility.
Officials say that up to 1000 people are awaiting rescue in the area north of Denver.
Delivered by The Daily Sheeple
We encourage you to share and republish our reports, analyses, breaking news and videos (Click for details).
Contributed by Chris Carrington of The Daily Sheeple.
Chris Carrington is a writer, researcher and lecturer with a background in science, technology and environmental studies. Chris is an editor for The Daily Sheeple. Wake the flock up!