Talk about a tough natural disaster — major flooding in a mountainous region. Mudslides, roads completely destroyed, widespread flooding, really hard to travel anywhere. Two hundred and fifty-three people are missing.
“Military helicopter airlift to begin as soon as the weather clears in Boulder County. Stranded residents urged to use flares, sheets, mirrors Monday to alert helicopters.”
Fortunately the affected areas are near the Denver metro region and rescue gear is available. Lets hope most of the missing will turn up safe and sound.
(From the Boulder Daily Camera, linked above. That used to be a road…)