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Stranded residents plucked from Colo. floodwaters

September 13, 2013 • National News


A military helicopter lands at Boulder City Airport on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013., after rescuing people from Jamestown, Colo., where they had been trapped with other towns people since Wednesday because of flooding in the mountains. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — By truck and helicopter, thousands of people stranded by floodwaters came down from the Colorado Rockies on Friday, two days after seemingly endless rain turned normally scenic rivers and creeks into coffee-colored rapids that wrecked scores of roads and wiped out neighborhoods.

Authorities aimed to evacuate 2,500 people from the isolated mountain Login to read more

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