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Boulder Emergency Responders Begin Recovery Efforts and Water Levels Decrease [Audio]

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On Wednesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Tom Collins and Laura Mac, Ashley Herring, of the Office of Emergency Management, gave an overview of where Boulder, Colorado stands after the recent floods and emergency efforts.

Herring stated, “the good news is it finally quit raining, things are drying up, the water levels are dropping. That has allowed us to get out there and begin rescuing people, identifying people that have been unaccounted for, and really start moving into recovery efforts.”

Currently, in Boulder County there are three reported fatalities and 109 people unaccounted for, with 736 accounted for. The operation to find people is currently running 24/7, until the number of those unaccounted for dwindles. Rescue helicopters have been brought in by the National Guard, with operations being run by the National Guard, National Instant Management, and local first responders.

Herring said the next steps in the recovery process would include making repairs to roads and helping individuals gain access to essentials.

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Or listen on your mobile device here: KFYO LFN Boulder Office of Emergency Management September 18 2013

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