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Boulder air rescues expected to resume Monday

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Boulder authorities say resumed air rescue efforts are planned for today.
   
The Office of Emergency Management says that the weather is expected to be clear enough to allow helicopters to take to the skies to rescue flood victims.
   
The officials are urging people who have been unable to communicate by phone or other means to signal helicopters passing overhead any way they can, including sheets, mirrors, flares or signal fires.
   
Many communities are still cut off by flooding from a week of heavy mountain rains. Rain hampered the helicopter searches yesterday, and rescuers trekked by ground to reach some isolated homes. The surging waters have been deadly, with four people confirmed killed and two more missing and presumed dead.
   
Emergency officials say some 1,500 homes have been destroyed and about 17,500 have been damaged by the flooding that began in the middle of last week. More than 1,200 people have not been heard from.

JAMESTOWN, CO - SEPTEMBER 15: A house lays completely demolished in what was the path of the recent floods that have destroyed the town of Jamestown, CO on September 14, 2013. No one has been able to access the town until late this afternoon when crews finalized repairs of the upper portion of the road for emergency traffic only. The town has no infrastructure or running water. Some parts of town amazingly enough have electricity. A dozen or so residents stayed as most of the town was evacuated by helicopters. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)
 

 

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