US

Deadly floods hit Colorado

Updated 5:15 PM ET, Sat September 21, 2013
Share
01 colo flooding 091901 colo flooding 0919
1 of 50
Railroad tracks washed from their path by floodwaters are seen in Longmont on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Massive flooding has left at least six people dead and damaged thousands of homes around the state. Ed Andriesk/AP
Piles of items destroyed by flooding line both sides of a street in Longmont on September 19. Ed Andrieski/AP
A woman disposes of ruined items from her home in Longmont on Wednesday, September 18. Brennan Linsley/aP
David Soleta, right, and family friend John Rice remove destroyed and contaminated walls on September 18 from Soleta's father-in-law's home, which was heavily damaged by floodwaters that swept through Longmont. Brennan Linsley/AP
From left, siblings Elizabeth, 13, Jonathan, 9, Aaron, 11, and Kitty Dipert, 6, wash mud from the clothing of family friends from church on September 18 in Longmont, Colorado. Brennan Linsley/AP
An abandoned car sits on a destroyed road along the South Platte River near Greeley, Colorado, on Tuesday, September 17. John Wark/AP
A Blackhawk helicopter flies over a canyon during a search around Boulder, Colorado, on September 17. Joe Amon/The Denver Post/AP
Two women are hoisted into a Blackhawk helicopter during a search and rescue mission near Jamestown, Colorado, on September 17. Joe Amon/The Denver Post/AP
Two women smile and laugh after being rescued by a helicopter crew on September 17 near Jamestown, Colorado. Mark Leffingwell/The Daily Camera/AP
Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Nebraska Task Force 1 use probes to test for water depth while crossing floodwaters looking for missing people near Longmont, Colorado, on September 17. Stranded flood victims are being rescued by military helicopters and vehicles. Brennan Linsley/AP
A cow stands in floodwater near Kersey, Colorado, on September 17. RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post/Getty Images
From left, Dale Reeves, Kathryn Reeves and Trent Mayes assist a family member by moving belongings from a flooded home in Evans, Colorado, on September 17. RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post/Getty Images
A gas well is surrounded by floodwater near Kersey, Colorado, on September 17. RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images
A woman steps over a puddle onto the foundation of a shed that was moved by floodwaters in Hygiene, Colorado, on Monday, September 16. Brennan Linsley/AP
People wade through floodwater in Greeley, Colorado, on September 16. Dawn Madura/The Coloradoan/AP
Jerrie McBride checks in with authorities after being rescued by helicopter from the Big Elk Meadows area in Boulder, Colorado, on September 16. Jeremy Papasso/The Daily Camera/AP
Local residents, from left, Levi Wolfe, Miranda Woodard, Tyler Sadar, and Genevieve Marquez help salvage and clean property after days of flooding in Hygeine, Colorado, on September 16. Brennan Linsley/AP
Floodwaters surround a home in Jamestown, Colorado, on Sunday, September 15. Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post/AP
Chickens take refuge on the roof of their coop to escape floodwater in the backyard of a home in Longmont, Colorado, on September 15. Seth McConnell/The Denver Post/Getty Images
Railroad tracks are washed out in Longmont, Colorado, on September 15. Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post/AP
Water pours out of a parking lot, overwhelming a culvert heading under the roadway, in Estes Park, Colorado, on September 15. Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post/AP
A road crew works on a stretch of highway washed away by flooding along the South Platte River near Greeley, Colorado, on Saturday, September 14. John Wark/AP
Parked vehicles sit partially submerged near Greeley, Colorado, on September 14. John Wark/AP
Eli and Noe Sura play in the mud around their Boulder, Colorado, home on September 14. Brennan Linsley/AP
A National Guardsman stands at South Main and Missouri streets in Longmont, Colorado, on September 14. Cliff Grassmick/The Daily Camera/AP
Floodwaters swamp Longmont, Colorado, on September 14. Cliff Grassmick/The Daily Camera/AP
Dave Jackson closes a mailbox with his foot after delivering the mail to a home surrounded by water from the flooded Cheyenne Creek in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday, September 13. Michael Ciaglo/Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT/landov
Rescue personnel search for flood victims near Fort Collins, Colorado, on September 13. Dennis Pierce/Colorado Heli-Ops/AP
Chris Rodes helps Fred Rob salvage a friend's belongings after floods left homes and infrastructure in shambles in Lyons, Colorado, on September 13. Brennan Linsley/ap
During a break in the rain, a woman walks over a footbridge past the raging Boulder Creek in Boulder on September 13. Boulder County is one of the hardest-hit areas. Brennan Linsley/AP
Suzanne Sophocles hugs her dogs after they were rescued from her flooded home on September 13 in Boulder. Thousands of people stranded by the flood waters in Colorado were finally able to come down by trucks and helicopters, two days after seemingly endless rain turned normally scenic rivers and creeks into coffee-colored rapids that wrecked scores of roads and wiped out neighborhoods. Jeremy Papasso/The Daily camera/ap
Residents look at the flood damage along Topaz Street in Boulder on September 13. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images
Will Pitner gets rescued by emergency workers and neighbor Jeff Writer on September 13 after he spent a night trapped outside above his home at the base of Boulder Canyon. Brennan Linsley/AP
Water rushes where a bridge collapsed in a flash flood in Lyons, on September 13. Brennan Linsley/AP
A man runs through the floodwaters in a yard in Boulder on September 13. CHRISSA MAURY/EPA/LANDOV
Topaz Street resident Jake Koplen stands at the edge of his driveway after the street in front of his home was washed away in Boulder on September 13. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images
Siblings Patrick Tinsley and Mary Kerns head to Boulder from the mountain community of Magnolia, Colorado, on September 13. Brennan Linsley/AP
Samantha Kinzig of Longmont, Colorado, and her 5-year-old daughter, Isabel, take a closer look at the damaged bridge on Weld County Road 1 on September 13. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images
Highway 7 is completely blown out from the South St. Vrain River as a torrent of raging water rips through it about 12 miles west of Lyons on Thursday, September 12. Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post/getty images
A woman looks at the flooded Boulder Creek on September 12. Dana Romanoff/Getty Images
Three vehicles crashed into a creek after the road washed out from beneath them in Broomfield, Colorado, on September 12. Three people were rescued. Andy Cross/The Denver Post/Getty images
Nicky Toor, 15, floats on the flooded lawn of North Boulder Park in Boulder on September 12. Dana Romanoff/Getty Images
Joey Schusler rides through flooded Canyon Boulevard in Boulder, on September 12. Dana Romanoff/Getty Images
Residents view a road washed out by a torrent of water after overnight flash flooding near Left Hand Canyon, Colorado, on September 12. Brennan LinsleyAP
A city worker talks on his phone while surveying high water levels from Boulder Creek after flash flooding in downtown Boulder, Colorado, on September 12. Brennan Linsley/AP
Flash flood waters rush over a walking path in downtown Boulder on September 12. Brennan Linsley/AP
A police officer blocks off a road in Boulder on September 12. Brennan Linsley/AP
A man walks past the swelled Boulder Creek in Boulder on September 12. Brennan Linsley/AP
People stand at the edge of floodwaters in Boulder on September 12. Brennan Linsley/AP
A dive rescue team moves toward floodwaters in Boulder on September 12. Brennan Linsley/AP