Only 6 still unaccounted for in Colorado floods

DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press
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In this Sept. 19, 2013 photo, Sean McCroskey pulls his wife Meg's jacket out of the debris in the river in front of their destroyed home on Gold Run Road in Boulder County, Colo. State highway crews and National Guard troops worked Sunday, Sept. 22, to repair highways to Colorado mountain towns cut off by the unprecedented flooding. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Jeremy Papasso)

In this Sept. 19, 2013 photo, Sean McCroskey pulls his wife Meg’s jacket out of the debris in the river in front of their destroyed home on Gold Run Road in Boulder County, Colo. State highway crews and National Guard troops worked Sunday, Sept. 22, to repair highways to Colorado mountain towns cut off by the unprecedented flooding. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Jeremy Papasso)

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — The number of people unaccounted for in the Colorado floods has dwindled to six.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Department said Monday rescuers over the weekend spoke in person or on the phone with 54 people previously considered missing.

Schulz says efforts are underway to locate the six people still unaccounted for. He says other people might be missing who haven’t been reported.

More than 1,200 people were listed as missing in the first days of the flooding. That number has dropped dramatically as communication and highway access has been restored.

The death toll remains at seven.

The flooding this month wreaked havoc across 17 counties and 2,000 square miles. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Colorado on Monday to view the damage and survey recovery efforts.

 

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