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Insurance Adjustor Mike Howard, of GPS Claims Services, does an inspection and an estimate of damages at a flooded home in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The Big Thompson River went over its banks destroying homes and businesses in the area. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Local resident David Soleta piles destroyed and contaminated items from his father in law's home, after recent flooding swept through the Valley neighborhood of Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Local resident Shanda Roberson and her husband Chris dispose of destroyed items from their home, after recent floods swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Brennan Linsley

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Local resident Shanda Roberson sorts through waterlogged and contaminated items from her flooded home, as her four year old daughter Aidah plays, after recent floods swept through the Valley neighborhood of Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Brennan Linsley

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BJ Cox, left, and homeowner Diane Ferrell, right, sort through mud-caked belongings at Ferrell's flooded home in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The Big Thompson River went over its banks destroying homes and businesses in the area. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

David Soleta, right, and family friend John Rice remove destroyed and contaminated walls from Soleta's father in law's home which was heavily damaged in recent flooding which swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Brennan Linsley

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Kay Dykes, left, and Ann Haviland, right, clean mud-caked merchandise from Canyon Collectibles in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The store was flooded after the Big Thompson River went over its banks. Dykes said she will not reopen the shop. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

A mud-caked doll lies on the floor Canyon Collectibles in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The store was flooded after the Big Thompson River went over its banks. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

Austin Hix, center, and Emille Young, right, load destroyed belongings into a truck in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The Big Thompson River went over its banks destroying homes and businesses in the area. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

Roy Poole goes through mud-caked belongings at a home in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The Big Thompson River went over its banks destroying homes and businesses in the area. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding.(AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

A car sits in mud and water in front of Gods Country Cowboy Church in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Bob Paetzel cleans water and mud out of Canyon Collectibles in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The store was flooded after the Big Thompson River went over its banks. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

Four year old Elijah Obrien looks at his muddy basement which was damaged when recent floods swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Brennan Linsley

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David Soleta, left, removes destroyed walls from Soleta's father in law's home which was heavily damaged in recent flooding which swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Local resident Chad Obrien comforts his four year old son Elijah, as he works to remove waterlogged and contaminated floors and walls from his flooded basement, which was wrecked in recent flooding, in Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Brennan Linsley

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Colorado Flooding

Shanda Roberson disposes of destroyed items from her home, after recent floods swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Brennan Linsley

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Colorado Flooding

Boys wear masks and gloves as they walk among destroyed household items several days after massive flooding swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Brennan Linsley

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A search and rescue K-9 unit checks a few homes during FEMA's sweep through the area Sept. 18, 2013 in Evans, Colo. (AP Photo/The Greeley Tribune, Joshua Polson)

Joshua Polson

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This photo shows a flooded field near Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

Elena Garcia sits by her son-in-law, Roderigo Corral, in the garage of his home Sept. 18, 2013 in Evans, Colo. Corral had moved the belongings that were ruined by the flood out of his home.(AP Photo/The Greeley Tribune, Joshua Polson)

Joshua Polson

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A man wades through the flood waters Sept. 18, 2013 in Evans, Colo. Residents are advised to wash everything that comes in contact with the water. (AP Photo/The Greeley Tribune, Joshua Polson)

Joshua Polson

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A search and rescue member walks by the homes that other FEMA officials checked earlier that day during FEMA's sweep through the neighborhood Sept. 18, 2013 along 37th Street in Evans, Colo. (AP Photo/The Greeley Tribune, Joshua Polson)

Joshua Polson

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Danger is spray-painted on a damaged section of Old Highway 34 in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

This photo shows flood damage to Old Highway 34 in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

Hydrologist Jeff Bails, left, and Hydrologic Technician Ben Glass measure stream velocity of the Big Thompson River in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding Gas Wells

In this Sept. 17, 2013 photo, a crude oil storage tank lies on its side in flood water along the South Platte River, in Weld County, Colo. Hundreds of natural gas and oil wells along with pipelines are shut down by flooding, as state and federal inspectors gauge the damage and look for potential contamination from inundated oil fields. (AP Photo/John Wark)

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Colorado Flooding-Gas Wells

This Sept. 17, 2013 photo provided by Ecoflight shows the result of flash floods that swamped well pads and in some cases dislodged storage tanks in Weld County, Colo. Hundreds of natural gas and oil wells along with pipelines are shut down by flooding, as state and federal inspectors gauge the damage and look for contamination from inundated oil fields. (AP Photo/Ecoflight, Jane Pargiter)

Jane Pargiter

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Ed Andrieski

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Samantha Fennell sprays mud off of clothing on Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013, in Longmont, Colo. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Brennan Linsley

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Colorado Flooding

While searching through flood debris, Athena Ross, second from left, smiles after finding a box containing her birth certificate, as church volunteer Linda Pekarek, right, claps her hands, in a neighborhood hard hit by last weeks flooding in Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. Also pictured helping are, left to right, resident Katie Byrne, neighbors Elizabeth Dipert and her brother Jonathan, and family friend Andre Whitehair. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Brennan Linsley

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Brennan Linsley

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Colorado Flooding-Gas Wells

This Sept. 17, 2013 photo provided by Ecoflight shows the result of flash floods that swamped well pads and in some cases dislodged storage tanks in Weld County, Colo. Hundreds of natural gas and oil wells along with pipelines are shut down by flooding, as state and federal inspectors are gauging the damage and looking for contamination from inundated oil fields. (AP Photo/Ecoflight, Jane Pargiter)

Jane Pargiter

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Colorado Department of Transpiration worker clear Boulder Canyon Drive on Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013 in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Mark Leffingwell) NO SALES

Mark Leffingwell

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JEREMY PAPASSO

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Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

Chris Schneider

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Chris Schneider

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Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding Insurance

Jessica Klauzer-Zimmerman sits in her bedroom of her flood damaged home in Boulder, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Klauzer-Zimmerman woke up Thursday Sept. 12, to knee-deep water inside her townhouse, and has since been dealing with a maze of phone calls with insurance agents. Each agent told her that her policy does not cover flood damage. Thousands of people who don't have flood insurance could face staggering costs to rebuild after the devastating floods in Colorado.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Ed Andrieski

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Chris Schneider

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Colorado Flooding

JEREMY PAPASSO

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JEREMY PAPASSO

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Colorado Flooding

Insurance Adjustor Mike Howard, of GPS Claims Services, does an inspection and an estimate of damages at a flooded home in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The Big Thompson River went over its banks destroying homes and businesses in the area. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Local resident David Soleta piles destroyed and contaminated items from his father in law's home, after recent flooding swept through the Valley neighborhood of Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

Local resident Shanda Roberson and her husband Chris dispose of destroyed items from their home, after recent floods swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

Local resident Shanda Roberson sorts through waterlogged and contaminated items from her flooded home, as her four year old daughter Aidah plays, after recent floods swept through the Valley neighborhood of Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

BJ Cox, left, and homeowner Diane Ferrell, right, sort through mud-caked belongings at Ferrell's flooded home in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The Big Thompson River went over its banks destroying homes and businesses in the area. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

David Soleta, right, and family friend John Rice remove destroyed and contaminated walls from Soleta's father in law's home which was heavily damaged in recent flooding which swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

Kay Dykes, left, and Ann Haviland, right, clean mud-caked merchandise from Canyon Collectibles in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The store was flooded after the Big Thompson River went over its banks. Dykes said she will not reopen the shop. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

A mud-caked doll lies on the floor Canyon Collectibles in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The store was flooded after the Big Thompson River went over its banks. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Austin Hix, center, and Emille Young, right, load destroyed belongings into a truck in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The Big Thompson River went over its banks destroying homes and businesses in the area. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Roy Poole goes through mud-caked belongings at a home in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The Big Thompson River went over its banks destroying homes and businesses in the area. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding.(AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

A car sits in mud and water in front of Gods Country Cowboy Church in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Bob Paetzel cleans water and mud out of Canyon Collectibles in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The store was flooded after the Big Thompson River went over its banks. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Four year old Elijah Obrien looks at his muddy basement which was damaged when recent floods swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

David Soleta, left, removes destroyed walls from Soleta's father in law's home which was heavily damaged in recent flooding which swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Colorado Flooding-Insurance

APTOPIX Colorado Flooding

Local resident Chad Obrien comforts his four year old son Elijah, as he works to remove waterlogged and contaminated floors and walls from his flooded basement, which was wrecked in recent flooding, in Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

Shanda Roberson disposes of destroyed items from her home, after recent floods swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

Boys wear masks and gloves as they walk among destroyed household items several days after massive flooding swept through Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's devastating flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

A search and rescue K-9 unit checks a few homes during FEMA's sweep through the area Sept. 18, 2013 in Evans, Colo. (AP Photo/The Greeley Tribune, Joshua Polson)

Colorado Flooding

This photo shows a flooded field near Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Elena Garcia sits by her son-in-law, Roderigo Corral, in the garage of his home Sept. 18, 2013 in Evans, Colo. Corral had moved the belongings that were ruined by the flood out of his home.(AP Photo/The Greeley Tribune, Joshua Polson)

Colorado Flooding

A man wades through the flood waters Sept. 18, 2013 in Evans, Colo. Residents are advised to wash everything that comes in contact with the water. (AP Photo/The Greeley Tribune, Joshua Polson)

Colorado Flooding

A search and rescue member walks by the homes that other FEMA officials checked earlier that day during FEMA's sweep through the neighborhood Sept. 18, 2013 along 37th Street in Evans, Colo. (AP Photo/The Greeley Tribune, Joshua Polson)

Colorado Flooding

Danger is spray-painted on a damaged section of Old Highway 34 in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

This photo shows flood damage to Old Highway 34 in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding

Hydrologist Jeff Bails, left, and Hydrologic Technician Ben Glass measure stream velocity of the Big Thompson River in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado Flooding Gas Wells

In this Sept. 17, 2013 photo, a crude oil storage tank lies on its side in flood water along the South Platte River, in Weld County, Colo. Hundreds of natural gas and oil wells along with pipelines are shut down by flooding, as state and federal inspectors gauge the damage and look for potential contamination from inundated oil fields. (AP Photo/John Wark)

Colorado Flooding-Gas Wells

This Sept. 17, 2013 photo provided by Ecoflight shows the result of flash floods that swamped well pads and in some cases dislodged storage tanks in Weld County, Colo. Hundreds of natural gas and oil wells along with pipelines are shut down by flooding, as state and federal inspectors gauge the damage and look for contamination from inundated oil fields. (AP Photo/Ecoflight, Jane Pargiter)

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Flooding

Samantha Fennell sprays mud off of clothing on Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013, in Longmont, Colo. As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains, rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week's flooding. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

While searching through flood debris, Athena Ross, second from left, smiles after finding a box containing her birth certificate, as church volunteer Linda Pekarek, right, claps her hands, in a neighborhood hard hit by last weeks flooding in Longmont, Colo., Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013. Also pictured helping are, left to right, resident Katie Byrne, neighbors Elizabeth Dipert and her brother Jonathan, and family friend Andre Whitehair. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Flooding-Gas Wells

This Sept. 17, 2013 photo provided by Ecoflight shows the result of flash floods that swamped well pads and in some cases dislodged storage tanks in Weld County, Colo. Hundreds of natural gas and oil wells along with pipelines are shut down by flooding, as state and federal inspectors are gauging the damage and looking for contamination from inundated oil fields. (AP Photo/Ecoflight, Jane Pargiter)

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Department of Transpiration worker clear Boulder Canyon Drive on Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013 in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Mark Leffingwell) NO SALES

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Colorado Flooding

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Flooding Insurance

Jessica Klauzer-Zimmerman sits in her bedroom of her flood damaged home in Boulder, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Klauzer-Zimmerman woke up Thursday Sept. 12, to knee-deep water inside her townhouse, and has since been dealing with a maze of phone calls with insurance agents. Each agent told her that her policy does not cover flood damage. Thousands of people who don't have flood insurance could face staggering costs to rebuild after the devastating floods in Colorado.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Flooding

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