"Search Narrows for Missing in Colorado Flood Disaster"

"Disaster teams in flood-ravaged foothills of Colorado narrowed their search on Friday for 82 people still unaccounted for a week and a half after torrential rains began, and officials said some of the missing would most likely be added to the death toll."

"The search was focused in Larimer County, an epicenter of flooding that swept the eastern slopes of the Rockies and prairie farmlands downstream, causing property losses across 17 counties estimated at $2 billion, including the destruction of at least 1,800 homes.

The confirmed death toll from the flooding stood at seven people on Friday, plus three others who were listed as missing and presumed dead after their Larimer County homes were washed away. Their bodies have yet to be recovered.

Another 82 people remained unaccounted for - down from about 140 a day earlier - in largely rural Larimer County, northwest of Denver, the only county reporting residents whose whereabouts remain unknown in the floods' aftermath."

Keith Coffman reports for Reuters September 23, 2013.


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"Fire and Rain, Colorado Edition" (Mother Jones)

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Source: Reuters, 09/23/2013