Helicopter rescues stranded homeowners

A National Guard helicopter was used to rescue 7 people from severe flooding near Beulah in southern Colorado.

BEULAH - A National Guard helicopter was used to rescue 7 people from severe flooding near Beulah in southern Colorado.

The Pueblo County Sheriff's office says they were unable to leave their home due to washouts on a section of Northcreek Road.

"It was coming down in hail the size of golfballs," an evacuee told our sister station KOAA. "It was crazy and then the rain was coming down so hard everything was flooding."

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They were taken to an American Red Cross shelter that's been set up at the Beulah School, 8734 School House Lane.

RELATED: Flash flooding in southern Colorado

The following roads are closed or impassable due to washouts

• Northcreek Road from Central Avenue to the Pueblo County/Custer County
• Siloam Road from Highway 78 to Highway 96
• 3R Road at Crow Cutoff (Detour at Waterbarrel Road)
• Red Creek Springs Road west of Siloam Road has been deemed impassable

So far no injuries have been reported. The sheriff's office says there are seven homes in the flood zone in danger.

The Colorado Department of Homeland Security; Colorado Department of Transportation, Pueblo County Road & Bridges and the Pueblo County Commissioners are responding and assessing the situation.

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