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Sept. 14 flooding around Colorado

Cities across Colorado continue to deal with the effects of massive flooding in the region.

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Brian Winn, rear left, Mitch Machmuller, rear center, Eric Machmuller, front center, and Pat Machmuller, right, steer a boat down a residential street to help residents gather pets and belongings from their flooded homes in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Part of the childrens pool at Kanemoto Park is swept away from the flooding of Lefthand Creek in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

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Flood evacuees hug at a drop off point for those rescued after days of flooding, at a high school in Niwot, Colo., Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Ground crew members assist a woman rescued from one the mountain towns from a National Guard helicopter at Boulder Municipal Airport  in Boulder, Colorado September 14, 2013. Many small mountain towns are cut off from road access and people can only be brought out by air.  BOULDER DAILY CAMERA/ Mark Leffingwell

Ground crew members assist a woman rescued from one the mountain towns from a National Guard helicopter at Boulder Municipal Airport in Boulder, Colorado September 14, 2013. Many small mountain towns are cut off from road access and people can only be brought out by air. BOULDER DAILY CAMERA/ Mark Leffingwell

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Railroad tracks running North and South at 9th Street, East of Airport Road, continue to be flooded in Longmont, Colo, on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick )

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Rose Marie Rempel holds an old photo album that has water damage from the flooding on Sept. 14, 2013. She lives in the Champion neighborhood in Longmont, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick )

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Eric Machmuller, front left, Brian Winn, rear left, Mitch Machmuller, rear right, and Pat Machmuller, front right, steer a boat down a residential street to help residents gather pets and belongings from their flooded homes in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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A muddy U.S. flag stands in front of flooded homes in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Kathy Bell, 58, walks through a stream running through a neighbor's yard to get possessions from her home in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Farm buildings stand in fields submerged by flooding along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colo., near Greeley, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. The days-long rush of water from higher ground turned parts of Colorado's expansive eastern plains into muddy swamps. (AP Photo/John Wark)

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A boat carrying residents back to their homes to gather pets and belongings goes past a muddy U.S. flag in a residential neighborhood in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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People stand at the edge of a highway washed out by flooding along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colorado near Greeley, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Hundreds of roads in the area have been damaged or destroyed by the floodwaters that have affected parts of a 4,500-square-mile area. (AP Photo/John Wark)

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A group of trailers are smashed together at a storage site near Greeley, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, as debris-filled rivers flooded into towns and farms miles from the Rockies. Hundreds of roads, farms and businesses in the area have been damaged or destroyed by the floodwaters. (AP Photo/John Wark)

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A tractors sits partially submerged in a farm field after flooding along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colorado near Greeley, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. The days-long rush of water from higher ground turned parts of Colorado's expansive eastern plains into muddy swamps. (AP Photo/John Wark)

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A boy walks past a flooded home in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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A car is surrounded floodwaters in front of a home in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, center, speaks to members of the media, alongside Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., left, and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., after touring flood-damaged areas by army helicopter, at Boulder Municipal Airport, Colo., Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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From left to right Steve Gabel and Patrick Muir move a soaked couch out from Muir's apartment on 7th Street on University Hill in Boulder on Saturday Sept, 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken)

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Julie Hauser works to shore up a handmade diversion dam on 7th Street on University Hill in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday Sept, 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken)

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Evan Russack with his son Trevor, 6, look over Pennsylvania Ave on University Hill which was cut in two by flooding Saturday Sept, 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken)

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Jon Tarkington with his daughter Evy, 1, look over a diversion dam built in the intersection of 7th Street and University Ave on University Hill in Boulder, Colo., Saturday Sept, 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken)

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Residents clear mud and debris from the street that was flooded in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Brian Guse, center, and Matt Bruce, right, clear mud and debris from the street that was flooded in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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John Vogl talks on the phone while surveying floodwaters with his wife Miracle near Firestone, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Floodwaters stand next to a home near Firestone, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Meg Faygen walks along a washed out Topaz Drive in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken) NO SALES

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Noe Sura, 7, right, and her brother Eli, 7, play in the mud clogged ground around their home after days of flooding, on the southern edge of Boulder, Colo., Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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National Guard troops are stationed at S. Main Street and Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in Longmont, Colo. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

CLIFF GRASSMICK

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People try to enter a business on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in Longmont, Colo. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

CLIFF GRASSMICK

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Liz Friedenson, left, and her daughter, Rachel, both of Colorado Friendship, Colo., sort clothes that are available to flood victims in on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in Longmont. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

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Mike McDaniels shovels out mud from the basement of a friend's house in Longmont Colo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

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Gabe Anderson, left, Mark Swanson, top, Stefani Anderson, and Savana Anderson, work to clean the mud out of their yard on in Longmont, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

CLIFF GRASSMICK

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Lonnie Dooley helps a neighbor clear belongings from their home which was flooded in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Stefanie Coltrain, 46, takes a picture of the St. Vrain River which has over flown its banks near Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Water from the Big Thompson River washes through a wide landscape south of County Road 20E in Johnstown Friday, September 13, 2013. (Photo by Jenny Sparks/Loveland Reporter-Herald)

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Brian Winn, rear left, Mitch Machmuller, rear center, Eric Machmuller, front center, and Pat Machmuller, right, steer a boat down a residential street to help residents gather pets and belongings from their flooded homes in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Part of the childrens pool at Kanemoto Park is swept away from the flooding of Lefthand Creek in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

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Flood evacuees hug at a drop off point for those rescued after days of flooding, at a high school in Niwot, Colo., Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Ground crew members assist a woman rescued from one the mountain towns from a National Guard helicopter at Boulder Municipal Airport  in Boulder, Colorado September 14, 2013. Many small mountain towns are cut off from road access and people can only be brought out by air.  BOULDER DAILY CAMERA/ Mark Leffingwell

Ground crew members assist a woman rescued from one the mountain towns from a National Guard helicopter at Boulder Municipal Airport in Boulder, Colorado September 14, 2013. Many small mountain towns are cut off from road access and people can only be brought out by air. BOULDER DAILY CAMERA/ Mark Leffingwell

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Railroad tracks running North and South at 9th Street, East of Airport Road, continue to be flooded in Longmont, Colo, on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick )

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Rose Marie Rempel holds an old photo album that has water damage from the flooding on Sept. 14, 2013. She lives in the Champion neighborhood in Longmont, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick )

Colorado Flooding

Eric Machmuller, front left, Brian Winn, rear left, Mitch Machmuller, rear right, and Pat Machmuller, front right, steer a boat down a residential street to help residents gather pets and belongings from their flooded homes in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

A muddy U.S. flag stands in front of flooded homes in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Kathy Bell, 58, walks through a stream running through a neighbor's yard to get possessions from her home in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Farm buildings stand in fields submerged by flooding along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colo., near Greeley, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. The days-long rush of water from higher ground turned parts of Colorado's expansive eastern plains into muddy swamps. (AP Photo/John Wark)

Colorado Flooding

A boat carrying residents back to their homes to gather pets and belongings goes past a muddy U.S. flag in a residential neighborhood in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

People stand at the edge of a highway washed out by flooding along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colorado near Greeley, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Hundreds of roads in the area have been damaged or destroyed by the floodwaters that have affected parts of a 4,500-square-mile area. (AP Photo/John Wark)

Colorado Flooding

A group of trailers are smashed together at a storage site near Greeley, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, as debris-filled rivers flooded into towns and farms miles from the Rockies. Hundreds of roads, farms and businesses in the area have been damaged or destroyed by the floodwaters. (AP Photo/John Wark)

Colorado Flooding

A tractors sits partially submerged in a farm field after flooding along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colorado near Greeley, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. The days-long rush of water from higher ground turned parts of Colorado's expansive eastern plains into muddy swamps. (AP Photo/John Wark)

Colorado Flooding

A boy walks past a flooded home in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

A car is surrounded floodwaters in front of a home in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, center, speaks to members of the media, alongside Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., left, and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., after touring flood-damaged areas by army helicopter, at Boulder Municipal Airport, Colo., Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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From left to right Steve Gabel and Patrick Muir move a soaked couch out from Muir's apartment on 7th Street on University Hill in Boulder on Saturday Sept, 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken)

Colorado Flooding

Julie Hauser works to shore up a handmade diversion dam on 7th Street on University Hill in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday Sept, 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken)

Colorado Flooding

Evan Russack with his son Trevor, 6, look over Pennsylvania Ave on University Hill which was cut in two by flooding Saturday Sept, 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken)

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Jon Tarkington with his daughter Evy, 1, look over a diversion dam built in the intersection of 7th Street and University Ave on University Hill in Boulder, Colo., Saturday Sept, 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken)

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Residents clear mud and debris from the street that was flooded in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Brian Guse, center, and Matt Bruce, right, clear mud and debris from the street that was flooded in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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John Vogl talks on the phone while surveying floodwaters with his wife Miracle near Firestone, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Floodwaters stand next to a home near Firestone, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Meg Faygen walks along a washed out Topaz Drive in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken) NO SALES

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Noe Sura, 7, right, and her brother Eli, 7, play in the mud clogged ground around their home after days of flooding, on the southern edge of Boulder, Colo., Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

National Guard troops are stationed at S. Main Street and Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in Longmont, Colo. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

Colorado Flooding

People try to enter a business on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in Longmont, Colo. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

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Liz Friedenson, left, and her daughter, Rachel, both of Colorado Friendship, Colo., sort clothes that are available to flood victims in on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in Longmont. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

Colorado Flooding

Mike McDaniels shovels out mud from the basement of a friend's house in Longmont Colo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

Colorado Flooding

Gabe Anderson, left, Mark Swanson, top, Stefani Anderson, and Savana Anderson, work to clean the mud out of their yard on in Longmont, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on the plains as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas inundating towns and farms miles from the Rockies. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES

Colorado Flooding

Lonnie Dooley helps a neighbor clear belongings from their home which was flooded in Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Stefanie Coltrain, 46, takes a picture of the St. Vrain River which has over flown its banks near Longmont, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Floodwaters have affected a 4,500 square-mile section of the state. National Guard helicopters have been evacuating residents from the hardest hit communities. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Water from the Big Thompson River washes through a wide landscape south of County Road 20E in Johnstown Friday, September 13, 2013. (Photo by Jenny Sparks/Loveland Reporter-Herald)

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