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Boulder County: Many still missing in Boulder after flooding

5:52 PM, Sep 17, 2013   |    comments
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BOULDER - With nearly 900 square miles of flood damaged territory, emergency responders are trying their best to help Boulder County residents in their time of need.

There are approximately 183 people reported missing the county - significantly down from the initial numbers on Monday morning as cellphone signal started coming back online. 

There are three people confirmed dead from the flooding.

The City of Boulder is still delivering safe drinking water to those affected.

Helicopter searches and airlifts resumed as the weather cleared and the sun shone over flood-damaged mountain towns on Monday. More than 200 people were rescued by helicopters on Monday.

Boulder County Flood Relief and Recovery Guide

Ten military helicopters took off from Boulder Municipal Airport late Monday morning after being grounded most of the morning because of rain and clouds.

Colorado National Guard Lt. James Goff says 19 helicopters are available for search-and-rescue operations.

Crews are searching for pockets of individuals still stranded from flooding that began late last week.

Many stranded western Boulder County residents were airlifted out of the area Tuesday.

The Poudre Canyon has minimal damage, but remains closed to the public. Rist Canyon has some damage, but residents are not stranded and are able to get out. This area is also still closed to the public.

Buckhorn Canyon has extensive road damage and in some areas the road was washed away completely. The Crystal Mountain Community is above where the water went through, but residents in this area are stranded. Big Thompson Canyon has extensive road damage and the communities of Drake, Glen Haven and Cedar Park remain isolated with no road access at this time.

Nearly 160 homes have been destroyed in the floods and more than 120 homes have been damaged.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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